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Business News/ Elections / Lok Sabha elections 2024: Sidhu Mossewala's father Balkaur Singh likely to contest from Punjab's Bathinda
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Lok Sabha elections 2024: Sidhu Mossewala's father Balkaur Singh likely to contest from Punjab's Bathinda

Balkaur Singh will likely be contesting as an independent candidate in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections

Balkaur Singh Sidhu, father of famous Punjabi singer Late Sidhu Moose Wala Premium
Balkaur Singh Sidhu, father of famous Punjabi singer Late Sidhu Moose Wala

Balkaur Singh, the father of slain singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moosewala, is likely to contest 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Punjab's Bathinda constituency, Times Now reported on Wednesday. He will likely be contesting as an independent candidate.

Bathinda will go to poll in the last and seventh phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections on June 1.

If Balkaur decided to fight for the Lok Sabha seat, he will be contesting against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

For the Bathinda seat, Congress has fielded Jeet Mohinder Sidhu, while Gurmeet Singh Khudian has been named as candidate from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

SAD leader Sikandar Singh Maluka's daughter-in-law Parampal Kaur is contesting the Bathinda seat on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket.

In March this year, Balkaur Singh (60) welcomed a baby boy with wife Charan Kaur (58) through vitro fertilization therapy (IVF). Soon after, the couple alleged that they were being harassed by the AAP-ruled Punjab government who were "interfering with the happiness of a newborn child". 

The Union Health Ministry had also asked the Punjab government to submit a detailed report on the IVF treatment undergone by Charan Kaur while flagging age restrictions under the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act, 2021 or ART Act.

To this, Balkaur had claimed that the district administration has been harassing him to provide documents for his new born child. 

"I am being questioned to prove my child’s legitimacy. Let my wife’s treatment be completed. I am here, and I will continue to be here."

“But if you are trying to harass me, be prepared to face the consequences. I am not one to backtrack. I have always respected the law, and I will provide all necessary legal documents to clear my name," he had said. 

Sidhu Moosewala, aged 28, was fatally shot on May 29, 2022, in Mansa.

Moosewala had contested in the last Assembly election from Mansa on a Congress ticket but was defeated by AAP's Vijay Singla.

 

 

 

 

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Published: 24 Apr 2024, 04:49 PM IST
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