Jassi (Jasbir) Singh Khangura is the former MLA for Qila Raipur which included his native village, Latala. Boundary delimitation meant that Qila Raipur no longer exists and unfortunately Jassi was unsuccessful in a bid for Halqa Dakha in the 2012 Assembly elections. Jassi, continues his political career with a mission to bring genuine change and improvement to Punjab, at the grass roots level.
Renowned for keeping election promises, his firebrand-style challenges of the SAD-BJP Government and determination to improve Punjab through intelligent policy and grass roots changes, Jassi is well known beyond his constituency and extremely approachable.
Jassi seeks to build a cohesiveness between both resident and non-resident (NRI) Punjabis and uses his own experience to help NRIs fight for their rights in India and for better services. Believing social and economic and electoral input of NRIs is vital to the overall growth and development of Punjab, Jassi stands firmly in support of the Diaspora’s rights in India.
With a keen focus on education, transport and transparency, Jassi believes that Punjabis need enabling more broadly in terms of access to egovernance, education and healthcare in order that they can be a better part of change and state-wide upliftment and progress.
Jassi is renowned for doing things differently. He was the first MLA in India to make strong use of social media and to communicate directly with supporters and critics using this medium. He also successfully created vocational training and employment opportunities in the Qila Raipur area which have benefitted many individuals, especially women, and will continue to do so.