Resume

Introduction: 

Former Congress MLA for Halqa Qila Raipur, Ludhiana, Punjab. Constituency delimitation brought end to constituency. Stood unsuccessfully for Dakha constituency in 2012 Assembly elections. Highly active and pro-active politician, demonstrating commitment as sitting MLA and otherwise to rural upliftment, social change and development. Known for decisive actions.

Former British NRI, returned to India in 2006 to contest Qila Raipur seat for Congress. Won former Akali stronghold by substantial margin.

Had migrated to the UK at the age of 2. Studied medicine at Oxford University. Then pursued a business career. Has business interests in Punjab. A vocal MLA who has consistently challenged the current Akali-BJP administration in Punjab. NRI coordinator for Congress campaign in Punjab.
Name:
Jasbir Singh Khangura (known by almost everyone as “Jassi”) s/o S. Jagpal Singh Khangura.
Born:
17 November 1963, Ludhiana, Punjab.
Married:
To Raman (d/o Gurinder Singh Kairon, granddaughter of Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, former Chief Minister of Punjab).
Children: 
Daughter, Sabina, born in 1990 and Son, Jaibir, born in 2004.
Citizenship:
Indian (previously British).
Career:

Built a chain of hotels in UK before moving to e-learning.

1995 to date: Promoter and owner of Hotel Park Plaza Hotel, Punjab’s first 5 star hotel at Ludhiana.

Currently promoting Macro Dairy Ventures Limited (MDVL) building large scale community dairy infrastructure in villages near his ancestral Latala where there is one of India’s most modern processing plants and integrated dairy farms. MDVL is a social entrepreneurship project with an objective of changing the rural and social landcape through offering vocational and entrepreneurial opportunity to citizens. Over 1000 women entrepreneurs are already partnered with the project which employs over 300 additional staff. Capacity will see 3,200 women entrepreneurs partnered.
Education:

Oxford University, St Anne’s College. Studied medicine (1982-85).

Guy’s Hospital, London (1985-88). Clinics.

11 O levels, 3 A/S levels and 3 A levels from UK state sector schooling and 2 years Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, India.
Political:
Feb 2007 - Mar 2012 MLA for Qila Raipur
  • First former NRI elected.
  • First Congress candidate to ever win the Qila Raipur constituency.
  • Won by a majority of 11,000 votes.
  • Increased Congress votes from 31,000 to 56,000
2009 Parliamentary elections :
  • Organiser of Manish Tewari MPs campaign for Congress in the Qila Raipur Area in May 2009 Parliamentary elections. Hosted Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s campaign closing event at Hotel Park Plaza in Ludhiana.
2004 Parliamentary elections
  • Organiser of the Congress Party’s campaign in Qila Raipur area during May 2004 parliamentary elections.
  • Organiser of the 2nd Anniversary of Punjab Congress Government February 2004 activities.
2002 Punjab Assembly elections
  • Family invited to contest Punjab Assembly elections in 2002. Jassi’s mother, Bibi Gurdial Kaur Khangura became candidate as neither Jassi nor his father had Indian citizenship at that time.
  • Key organizer and campaigner for assembly campaign for Bibi Gurdial Kaur Kangura in 2002.
Constituency:

Jan 2002 to date: active worker in Halqa Qila Raipur and villages in new Dakha constituency after delimitation of constituency boundaries

Organiser of annual Chhappar Mela (Congress section) each September from 2002-2010 inclusive

Developed and runs website www.jassikhangura.com with full updates on all halqa activities for NRIs and locals.

Running NRI outreach campaign to lobby for better support for Punjab’s NRI community Leader in using social networking as a tool to engage with supporters and constituents.

UK:

Previously active in Indian Overseas Congress (UK). Hosted many Congress party dignitaries in London.

Close follower of the Indian political scene from UK.

As former UK citizen was active member of Labour Party where father was a Councillor of London Borough of Hounslow for 12 years from 1986.

Narrowly lost UK Labour Party nomination for Feltham & Heston Parliamentary constituency in 1991.

Objectives: 

Poverty alleviation through social entrepreneurship and Self Help Groups

Technology to improve education and communication

Literacy and language skills

Justice for Non Resident Indians

Better housing

Improved healthcare

Interests: 

Active supporter of Arsenal Football Club

President, Punjab Soft Tennis Association (PSTA)

Walking, Reading
Key Concerns:

Food scarcity

Equitable wealth distribution

Agricultural diversification

Global health threats

Climate change
Contact

Jassi Khangura

Mobile: +919876197761

Email: jk@jassikhangura.com

Punjab Politics News

Punjab General News

Ward delimitation pending, municipal poll now in Jan

Friday, 21/11/2014

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2014/20141121/punjab.htm#1

Chandigarh : With just a month left for elections to the 122 municipal councils and six municipal corporations, the Punjab government is yet to issue final notifications for ward delimitation of 30 municipal councils and all corporations. As a result, the local body elections will now be held in early January.

 

NRI NEWS

Bera, lone Indian American, wins House seat

Friday, 21/11/2014

http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

WASHINGTON: Ami Bera, the only Indian American in US Congress, won a second term late Wednesday night, surviving a close contest that looked capable of going either way at any time.