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Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Born/date of Birth: 25 July 1966
Place of Birth: New Delhi, India
Education: South Delhi Polytechnic College (1987), Loreto Convent School, Delhi
Political party: Shiromani Akali Dal
Spouse: Sukhbir Singh Badal (m. 1991)
Children: Anantbir Singh, Harkirat Kaur, Gurleen Kaur
Relatives: Parkash Singh Badal (Father-in-law), Bikram Singh Majithia (Brother)
Harsimrat Kaur Badal (born 25 July 1966) is an Indian politician serving as the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Bathinda. She is a member of Shiromani Akali Dal Party. Her husband Sukhbir Singh Badal is former deputy chief minister of Punjab and the president of Shiromani Akali Dal.
Harsimrat was born on 25 July 1966 to Satyajit and Sukhmanjus Majithia in Delhi. She is a matriculate and holds a diploma in textile design. She married Sukhbir Singh Badal on 21 November 1991,. The couple have two daughters and a son. Her brother Bikram Singh Majithia is an Akali MLA from Majitha and an ex minister in the Punjab state government led by her father-in-law Parkash Singh Badal.
Early life and education
She is born into a family that traces its roots to Attar Singh Majithia, a prominent general in Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army. Born and brought up in New Delhi, Harsimrat Kaur Badal did her schooling from Loreto Convent School, New Delhi. Harsimrat later entered into the field of textile designing and pursued a three-year course in textile design.
Harsimrat started her political career with the 2009 Indian general election. She was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Bathinda constituency after defeating Indian National Congress candidate Raninder Singh by 120960 votes. Her first speech was on 3 December 2009, where she expressed her concern about the victims and survivors of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. She was part of a project named "Nanhi Chhan" to save girl child and trees. Harsimrat has been re-elected as an MP from Bathinda in 2014 having defeated Indian National Congress-People's Party of Punjab joint candidate, Manpreet Singh Badal. For this, she has been appointed in the Modi government as State Minister for Food Processing.She got elected for 3rd time in a row from Bathinda in 2019 Lok Sabha election. She defeated the Congress candidate Amrinder Singh Raja Waring in a close fight with around 21000 votes.
In May 2019, she continued her Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
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