Badal Meets “Separated” Brother Gurdas


Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal remains at his house for 30 minutes, calls talks confidential.

LAMBI – Despite having battled it out against each other in the political arena in the recent Assembly elections, the bonding between Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his younger brother Gurdas Singh Badal still seems to be intact.

At least that appeared yesterday when the Chief Minister, soon after landing in his native Badal village for his thanksgiving tour, straightaway headed to his younger brother’s house to enquire his well-being.

On why he visited his “separated” brother Gurdas, father of People’s Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Badal, the Chief Minister said: “We are brothers and still emotionally attached. I don’t see why we cannot even though we contested against each other in the recent elections. I will meet him in future as well.” He, however, refused to disclose the details of his conversation.

A security official deployed with Badal said the Chief Minister went to his younger brother’s house late last evening around 8:45 pm and stayed there for half an hour.

“Both the brothers had a confidential conversation inside the house and no third person was allowed inside the home during that period,” the official said.