Sukhbir Singh Badal, a well-known Indian politician and the head of the Shiromani Akali Dal, a Sikh political organisation, was the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab from 2009 to 2017. He is the son of Prakash Singh Badal, the current Chief Minister of Punjab.

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He received his primary and secondary education at The Lawrence School, Sanawar, and his higher education at Punjab University Chandigarh from 1980 to 1984, as well as an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles, in the United States.

Badal served in the 11th and 12th Lok Sabhas, representing his birthplace of Faridkot. During the Vajpayee administration, he was also the Union Minister of State for Industry.

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He served in the Rajya Sabha from 2001 to 2004 and was re-elected from Faridkot in the 14th Lok Sabha. Under his father’s leadership, Sukhbir Singh Badal served as Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister.

In 2004, he was re-elected as a member of the 14th Lok Sabha from the Faridkot constituency, and in 2008, he was elected as the president of the Shiromani Akali Dal.

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He was appointed as Punjab’s deputy chief minister in 2009. At the time, he was not a member of the Punjab Assembly. As a result, controversies centred on him. After six months, he resigned from this position. In August 2009, he was re-appointed as Deputy Chief Minister after winning a by-election in the Jalalabad Assembly Constituency.

In 2017, Sukhbir Singh ran from Jalalabad and defeated Bhagwant Singh Mann of the Aam Admi Party.