• 1996 Member of Parliament

    Year 1996 marks the beginning of Sukhbir Badal’s political career when he was elected Member of Parliament from Faridkot constituency.

  • 2001 Elected to Rajya Sabha

    Sukhbir Singh Badal was a member of the eleventh and twelfth Lok Sabha representing Faridkot. He became an MP of Rajya Sabha in 2001 and remained a member of upper house till 2004.

  • 2007 Punjab Elections

    Sukbhir Singh Badal played an instrumental role in SAD-BJP’s combined decisive win. It was because of his organizational acumen ahead of the assembly elections in Punjab in the year 2007 that assisted Shiromani Akali Dal to overthrow the then Congress government in Punjab.

  • 2009 Deputy CM

    • A young and dynamic politician; in the year 2009, Sukhbir Singh Badal was elevated to the position of Deputy CM.
    • Got elected from Jalalabad by more than 80,000 votes, making it the highest margin in the history of Punjab.
    • Led the party to win 5 seats in the Lok Sabha Elections including the prestigious Bathinda seat by more than 1,20,000 votes.
  • 2013 Re-elected As SAD President

    In the year 2013, Sukhbir Singh Badal was re-elected as President of SAD

  • 1996
  • 1998
  • 2001
  • 2004
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1998 Union Minister

    In the year 1998 he was appointed as Union Minister of State for Industry in the second Vajpayee government.

  • 2004 Re-Elected to Parliament

    Representing fourteenth Lok Sabha, in the year 2004, he was re-elected to Parliament from Faridkot constituency.

  • 2008 SAD President

    Year 2008 marks as a milestone in the political career of Sukhbir Singh Badal, as he became the youngest person ever to become the president of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Perseverance, consistent hard work and leadership acumen elevated him to this coveted position and today he is one of the most important leaders of SAD. In the year 2008, he also steered his party to win historic victories in Municipal and Panchayat elections.


    The general assembly elections in Punjab 2012 added another feather to his political career as he steered SAD – BJP combine to a marvelous victory, beating anti-incumbency for the first time in Punjab. Sukhbir was re-elected from Jalalabad and remained Deputy Chief Minister.