The Badal family has suffered a major setback due to the results of the Punjab Assembly elections. Shiromani Akali Dal chief and former CM Parkash Singh Badal lost his traditional Long seat in Muktsar district to AAP’s Gurmeet Singh Khudian. Khuddian defeated 94-year-old Parkash Singh Badal by 11,396 votes. Whereas Parkash Singh Badal’s son and Ferozepur MP Sukhbir Singh Badal had contested from Jalalabad seat of Fazilka district. He too lost to Jagdeep Kamboj of AAP by a margin of 30,930 votes.
Everyone was surprised by the results of Punjab elections because all the bigwigs of politics had to face defeat here. Now people are trying to know who is the Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate who defeated two veteran leaders of Badal family and what is their background. Let us tell you about this.
Background of Kamboj defeating Sukhbir Badal
Bhagwant Mann could not defeat Sukhbir Badal in Jalalabad seat in 2017, but this time Jagdeep Kamboj Goldie defeated Sukhbir Badal on Aam Aadmi Party ticket. Goldie, who was an office bearer of Youth Congress, is a lawyer by profession. In 2017 also he contested as an independent from Jalalabad. Goldie said that ticket is available on money in Congress whereas it is not so in Aam Aadmi Party. An interesting coincidence is that the Aam Aadmi Party candidates, who defeated both Sukhbir Badal and Parkash Singh Badal, have left the Congress party recently. On this coincidence, Goldie Kamboj said that the uncle-nephew together (Goldy and Gurmeet Khudian) defeated both the leaders.
Khuddian defeated veteran leader Parkash Singh Badal
Gurmeet Singh Khudian, who defeated Parkash Singh Badal, the most stalwart leader of Punjab’s politics, is an experienced leader, but got the opportunity to contest for the first time and he defeated the Chief Minister of the state five times. Gurmeet Singh belongs to a political family. Jagdev Singh, father of 59-year-old Gurmeet Singh, was elected MP from Faridkot on Akali Dal Mann ticket in 1989 but was mysteriously murdered soon after taking oath. Since then the political journey of Gurmeet Singh started. Gurmeet Singh had recently joined the Aam Aadmi Party after being in Congress for a long time.
Interestingly, in the last assembly elections, Gurmeet Singh was going to contest on Congress ticket against Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi, but at the last moment Captain Amarinder Singh submitted his claim. Although Captain Amarinder Parkash Singh could not defeat Badal, but this time Gurmeet Singh did this charisma.