|Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)|
|Leader||Sukhbir Singh Badal|
|Founder||Sardar Sarmukh Singh|
|Founded||14 December 1920|
|Headquarters||Block #6, Madhya Marg
Sector 28, Chandigarh
|Student wing||Student Organisation of India|
|Youth wing||Youth Akali Dal|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|Seats in Lok Sabha||4 / 545|
|Seats in Rajya Sabha||3 / 245|
|Email id||[email protected]|
|Alliance||National Democratic Alliance|
Shiromani Akali Dal Leader Party Candidate List History
Akali Dal was formed on 14 December 1920 as a task force of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, the Sikh religious body. The Akali Dal considers itself the principal representative of Sikhs. Sardar Sarmukh Singh Chubbal was the first president of a unified proper Akali Dal, but it became popular under Master Tara Singh.
The party launched the Punjabi Suba movement, demanding a state with majority of Punjabi speaking people, out of undivided East Punjab under the leadership of Sant Fateh Singh. In 1966, the present Punjab was formed. Akali Dal came to power in the new Punjab, but early governments didn’t live long due to internal conflicts and power struggles within the party. Later, party strengthened and party governments completed full term.
Shiromani Akali Dal Leaders
- Parkash Singh Badal
- Sukhbir Singh Bada
- Harsimrat Kaur Badal
- Paramjit Kaur Gulshan
- Rattan Singh Ajnala
- Sher Singh Ghubaya
- Naresh Gujrat
- Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa
- Balwinder Singh Bhunder
- Ranjit Singh Brahmpura
- Balwant Singh Ramowalia
- Avtar Singh Hit
- Daljit Singh Cheema
Sukhbir Badal was born on 9 July 1962 in Faridkot. His mother’s name is Surinder Kaur. Initially, he was educated at The Lawrence School, Sanawar. He completed an M.A. Hons School in Economics from Panjab University Chandigarh from 1980 to 1984 and an M.B.A from California State University, Los Angeles in the United States.
Organised by Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Punjab, ‘Progressive Punjab Investors Summit’ is a first of its kind initiative by the Government of Punjab to reach out to investors and business leaders to showcase opportunities offered by Punjab.
Envisioned by Punjab Deputy CM, Sukhbir Singh Badal, it is aimed towards showcasing the state’s strengths, which make Punjab one of the most favoured destinations and one of the easiest places to do business in India. Punjab is amongst one of the leading states of India in terms of industrial investment with a unique combination of a talented human resources, unmatched infrastructure and limitless growth opportunities. Punjab stood first in terms of setting up business as per a study released by World Bank.