Sunil Jakhar is an Indian politician who was elected as an MLA consecutively three times from the Abohar Assembly constituency (2002-2017) on a party ticket from the Indian National Congress (INC). After serving as the Leader of Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha from 2012 to 2017, he became the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (2017- 2021). On 19 May 2022, Sunil Jakhar joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Sunil Jakhars father, Balram Jakhar, is the longest-serving Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Business Standard.Following the footsteps of their father, both Sunil and Sajjan ventured into politics and joined the INC. Sajjan Kumar contested the 1997 Punjab Legislative Assembly elections from the Abohar assembly constituency as a candidate of the INC, but he was defeated by the BJP candidate Ram Kumar in the elections. Consequently, the party did not entrust Sajjan with a ticket in the following elections. Meanwhile, Sunils other brother Surinder actively advocated for farmers rights, but he never got into electoral politics. Unfortunately, Surinder died in a freak accident while cleaning his revolver at his farm in 2011.
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