A day after winning the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the process of forming a new cabinet, and Harsimrat Kaur Badal is expected to represent the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the council of minister for the second consecutive term. In the outgoing Modi government, Harsimrat was the minister for food processing industries. The SAD, an ally of the BJP, won two seats — Harsimrat from Bathinda and her husband and SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal from Ferozepur. Rajya Sabha member and Badal confidant Balwinder Singh Bhundar said Harsimrat may be party’s representative in the Union cabinet. It is expected that Harsimrat will get an important portfolio,” said a party leader.
Source: Hindustan Times May 25, 2019 07:07 UTC