In what could be termed as a ‘kind gesture’, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday evening showed her concern when she spotted a road accident while going to Punjab’s Mansa district from Badal village. She soon stepped out of her convoy and reached out to the people injured in the accident.
In a video posted on her Facebook account, the Food Processing Industries Minister is seen not only consoling the family members injured in the accident, but also applying medicines to them, including two children. In the accident, a child received major head injuries.
After giving first aid, she shifted the family to a hospital for further treatment.
Harsimrat Kaur’s gesture was appreciated on social media.
Known for her go-getting attitude as the food processing industries minister in the NDA-I, Harsimrat of Shiromani Akali Dal took charge of the ministry for the second consecutive term on June 1. She had taken oath as a Union Cabinet minister at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 30.
A three-time parliamentarian from Bathinda in Punjab, Harsimrat, 53, belongs to a family that traces its lineage to 18th century royalty.
Long-time ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), SAD managed to win only two Lok Sabha seats. Co-incidently, her husband Sukhbir Singh Badal won the other seat.
Born in New Delhi in the family stream of Attar Singh Majithia, a war veteran general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's army, Kaur is married to Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is the party president and former Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab.
Her father-in-law Parkash Singh Badal is a four-time Chief Minister. She is a graduate of Delhi University with Diploma in textile technology.
Kaur had first made headlines with her efforts against female foeticide with launch of a non-profit organisation called 'Nanhi Chhaan' in 2008.
She made her political debut the following year, contesting from Bathinda against Raninder Singh, the son of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, and winning by over 1.2 lakh votes.