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Who is Simranjit Singh Mann?

Simranjit Singh Mann (born 20 May 1945) is a former police officer from Punjab and MP from the Sangrur constituency. 

He is the president of the political party Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar). Mann is a two-time MP; once from Taran Tarn in 1989, Sangrur in 1999.

Alarm bells for Punjab as pro-Khalistan party SAD (Amritsar)’s Simranjit Singh Mann wins Lok Sabha seat on Bhagwant Mann’s home turf in Sangrur

Alarm bells for Punjab as pro-Khalistan party SAD (Amritsar)’s Simranjit Singh Mann wins Lok Sabha seat on Bhagwant Mann’s home turf in Sangrur
Alarm bells for Punjab as pro-Khalistan party SAD (Amritsar)’s Simranjit Singh Mann wins Lok Sabha seat on Bhagwant Mann’s home turf in Sangrur

On June 26, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced by-poll results for multiple Lok Sabha and Assembly seats across states, including the Lok Sabha seat of Sangrur, Punjab, that fell vacant after Bhagwant Mann, MP from Sangrur became Chief Minister of Punjab. Aam Aadmi Party had given the ticket to Gurmail Singh, who lost the seat to Simranjit Singh Mann of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar).

Out of a total turnout of 7,10,825 voters, Mann got 2,52,898 votes while AAP’s Gurmail Singh got 2,46,828 votes. Shiromani Akali Dal’s attempt to win the votes of Khalistani sympathisers by fielding the sister of Balwant Singh Rajoana failed as Simranjit Singh Mann has been a long-time supporter of Khalistan moment himself. Rajoana could not even cross 50,000 votes. There were 1,203 postal votes as well out of which Mann got 256 votes and Singh got 504 votes.

Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kewal Singh Dhillon got 66,171 votes, and Congress’s Dalvir Singh Goldy got 78,844 votes. Several factors played a vital role in Simranjit Singh Mann’s victory in Sangrur, including his connection to the late Punjabi actor and Khalistani sympathiser Deep Sidhu. The recent murder of a famous Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala also factored in his victory as the incident raised serious questions on AAP leadership.

Mann understood how important deceased actor Deep Sidhu and singer Sidhu Moosewala were to the voters. He extensively used their names in his posts on Instagram in the lead-up to the elections. Almost all of his Instagram posts had these two names as hashtags. In fact, Deep Sidhu was believed to be travelling to campaign for Simranjit Singh for the Punjab Assembly elections when he met with an accident and died.

Simranjit Singh Mann Biography, Wiki

Born on May 20, 1945 in Shimla, Simranjit Singh Mann is the president of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), which is a Pro-Khalistan political party in Punjab. He has previously been elected to Lok Sabha twice, once from Tarn Taran in 1989 and once from Sangrur in 1999.

Mann comes from a military-political background. Mann’s father, Lt. Col. Joginder Singh Mann, was a speaker in Punjab Assembly. His wife, Geetinder Kaur Mann, and former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh’s wife, Preneet Kaur, are sisters.

Mann was a Police Officer and served in several important posts since 1967, including ASP Ludhiana, SSP Ferozepur, SSP Faridkot, AIG GRP Punjab-Patiala division, Deputy Director of Vigilance Bureau Chandigarh, Commandant of Punjab Armed Police and Group Commandant of CISF, Bombay. After Operation Blue Star in 1984, he resigned from Police Services.

Simranjit Singh Mann Biography Wikipedia
Simranjit Singh Mann
Born20 May 1945 (age 77)
Shimla, Punjab, British India
(present-day Himachal Pradesh, India)
Political partyShiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar)
Other political
affiliations
Shiromani Akali Dal (until 1991)
Parent(s)Joginder Singh Mann (father)
Residence(s)Qila Harnam Singh, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab
EducationB.A. (Hons.) (Gold Medalist)
Alma materGovt College, Chandigarh
ProfessionAgriculturist & Police Officer

Simranjit Singh Mann Career

Simranjit Singh Mann cracked the Central Civil Services Examination in 1966 and joined the Indian Police Service in 1967.

He was in the Punjab Cadre and served as ASP Ludhiana, SSP Ferozepur, SSP Faridkot, AIG GRP Punjab-Patiala division, Deputy Director of Vigilance Bureau Chandigarh, Commandant of Punjab Armed Police, and Group Commandant of CISF, Bombay.

Simranjit Singh Mann, a prestigious member of the Indian Police Service, had led the most successful crackdown on drug smugglers from Pakistan. In a bid to protest against Operation Blue Star, he resigned from Indian Police Service on June 18, 1984.

According to reports, Simranjit Singh Mann was pro-Khalistani and had demanded the creation of a state of ‘Khalistan’ to act as a buffer state between India, China, and Pakistan.

In 1989, he contested Lok Sabha elections from Tarn Taran for the first time and won with a comfortable margin. Notably, before the formation of SAD (Amritsar), he was associated with Shiromani Akali Dal till 1991. He had won the Tarn Taran seat in 1989 under the banner of SAD.

In 1994, he and other prominent Sikh leaders of Punjab, including CM Amarinder Singh, formed SAD (Amritsar). Mann won his Lok Sabha seat under the banner of SAD (Amritsar) from Sangrur in 1999.

In the 2022 Punjab Assembly Elections, Mann was defeated by AAP’s Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra from the Amargarh seat by a margin of around 7,000 votes.

Simranjit Singh Mann Wife

Simranjit Singh Mann is married to Geetinder Kaur Mann (sister of Preneet Kaur who is the wife of former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh). The couple has three children. One son – Emaan Singh and two daughters – Pavit Kaur and Nanki Kaur.

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Who is Simranjit Singh Mann?

Simranjit Singh Mann (born 20 May 1945) is a former police officer from Punjab and MP from the Sangrur constituency. 

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Simranjit Singh Mann wins Lok Sabha’s seat on Bhagwant Mann’s home turf in Sangrur.

How old is Simranjit Singh Mann?

Simranjit Singh Mann is currently 77 years old.

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