Sangat Singh Gilzian likely to be part of Cabinet

Sangat Singh Gilzian likely to be part of Cabinet

Sangat Singh Gilzian, who was elected MLA for the third time in a row from the Vidhan Sabha constituency, Urmar Tanda, will likely be inducted in the new Punjab Cabinet. - File photo

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, September 25

Sangat Singh Gilzian, who was elected MLA for the third time in a row from the Vidhan Sabha constituency, Urmar Tanda, will likely be inducted in the new Punjab Cabinet. There was a wave of happiness among area residents and Congress workers. As soon as the news of Gilzian’s name for the Cabinet made rounds, workers started gathering at the Block Congress office and distributed sweets.

Gilzian is known as a leader with a strong support base at the grassroots level, had contested election in 2007 as an independent and became an MLA by winning with a huge lead, in 2012 and in 2017 he contested on the Congress party ticket and got elected as an MLA. The then Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had appointed him as his political advisor. Recently, he was made the working president of Punjab Congress. Gilzian began his political career as sarpanch and contested the first election to the Legislative Assembly in 2002, in which he was defeated with a small margin.

Gilzian’s brother, Mahinder Singh Gilzian is the head of the Indian Overseas Congress in America and is close to the Gandhi family. By profession, he’s a farmer while his brother and son are businessmen in America.

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