Amarinder & Badal families of Punjab
In Punjab, the Badal family has dominated politics for decades with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) founder and four-time chief minister, Parkash Singh Badal, leading the way.
His son Sukhbir Singh Badal is now the president of the party and had served as the deputy CM of the state between 2009 and 2017. Sukhbir has also been a Lok Sabha MP and was a union minister for a brief while in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government that had a mere 13-month stint in 1998.
Sukhbir’s wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal is a Lok Sabha MP and a minister in the Modi government.
Harsimarat’s brother, the controversial Bikram Singh Majithia, is also a SAD politician and was a state cabinet minister when the Akalis were in power.
Parkash Singh Badal’s brother, Gurdas Singh Badal, though now estranged, has also been a parliamentarian. Gurdas’ son, Manpreet Singh Badal, once looked set for bigger things in SAD before relations soured between the families. He is now with the Congress.
Serving Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also has other family members in politics. His wife Preenet Kaur is a three-time Lok Sabha MP and served in the Manmohan Singh cabinet in the UPA 2 government while son Raninder Singh is also with the Congress party.
Amarinder’s mother, Mohinder Kaur, was also a Congress leader and an MP.