Parkash Singh Badal had been the Chief Minister of Punjab five times. Parkash Singh Badal was the CM of Punjab from 1970 to 1971 and again from 1977 to 1980. After this, he was the Chief Minister of the state of Punjab from 1997 to 2002 and from 2007 to 2017.
New Delhi: After the death of former Punjab CM and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal, the central government has announced two days of national mourning. Prakash Singh died on Tuesday late evening at a hospital in Mohali at the age of 95. Last week, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inquired about Badal's health.
The dead body will be kept in the Chandigarh party office for public viewing
On the other hand, at 10 am on Wednesday, his body will be taken to the party office of Shiromani Akali Dal, Sector-28, Chandigarh, where common people will be able to visit till 12 noon. After this, the last journey will start from Chandigarh and will go to village Badal.
During this, Rajpura, Patiala and then Barnala via Sangrur, Rampura Phool will reach Badal village via Bathinda. Where he will be cremated with full state honors on Thursday, April 27 at 1 pm.
Badal was the most experienced and oldest leader of the country.
Parkash Singh Badal was the most experienced and elderly leader of the country. You will be surprised to know that Prakash Singh Badal's political career started with the independence of the country. Parkash Singh Badal was elected Sarpanch in 1947.
After that he became the block chief and was elected as a member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1957 on the Shiromani Akali ticket. Parkash Singh Badal was the first MLA of Shironi Akali Dal. After this Parkash Singh Badal never looked back in politics. He was elected MLA a total of 10 times and became the Chief Minister of Punjab for the first time in 1970.