Jagdeep Kamboj Goldy is an Indian lawyer-turned-politician belonging to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), who was elected as an MLA in the Jalalabad Assembly constituency during the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections.
Jagdeep Kamboj Goldie was born on Saturday, 21 April 1984.age 38 years; by 2022), and he hails from Jalalabad, Punjab, India. He completed BA and LLB from Maharaja Ganga Singh University Bikaner in 2010. Before joining politics, Jagdeep Kamboj pursued a career in law and agriculture.
parents and siblings
Kamboj became interested in politics because of his father Surinder Kamboj, who had previously contested from Jalalabad seat twice. Surinder Kamboj was also the Chairman of Punjab Agricultural Development Bank, Jalalabad. Surinder Singh Kamboj was arrested on charges of prostitution in 2007 and has several criminal cases registered against him like rape and cheating petrol pump. Ironically, while Surinder Kamboj is accused of smacking and transporting opium to Punjab, Jagdeep Kamboj works to make Punjab drug-free.
wife and children
His wife’s name is Sobia Jagdeep Kamboj. They have two children, a daughter named Feriha Kamboj (born in 2017) and son named Aval Kamboj (born in 2020).
Sobia Jagdeep Kamboj actively participated in Kamboj’s political journey from his IYC days.
When Jagdeep Kamboj joined AAP in 2020, he started campaigning for AAP.
Indian Youth Congress (IYC)
He entered politics through the Indian Youth Congress (IYC). Kamboj is a former General Secretary of the All India Youth Congress. He has also served as in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Congress and Haryana Youth Congress. In 2016, Kamboj held a student protest against Jeevan Jyoti Polytechnic College, Jalalabad, for admitting seventy-nine students in six different streams of three-year diploma in 2013 without the mandatory approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). ran away. ,
Kamboj was a contender for the MLA ticket in the 2017 assembly elections, but the Congress had fielded Ravneet Singh Bittu at that time. During the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections, AAP MLA Bhagwant Mann contested from Jalalabad assembly constituency but lost the election to Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy CM of Punjab and President of Akali Dal. When the Shahkot assembly constituency had to hold a by-election on February 4, 2018, due to the death of Akali Dal MLA Ajit Singh Kohar, Kamboj actively campaigned for the Congress.
As a member of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC), Jagdeep Kamboj actively participated in the 2018 protests in Delhi against the Modi government for hike in petrol prices.
On 23 September 2019, he resigned as the National Secretary of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC). In a letter sent on 11 October 2019, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President Sunil Jakhar stated that Kamboj was expelled from the Congress for contesting the Assembly by-election from Jalalabad against the official candidate of the Congress. Kamboj had resigned protesting the allotment of party ticket to an outsider, Raminder Singh Awla, who was from Guru Har Sahai assembly constituency instead of him. Angered by this matter, Kamboj decided to contest the election as an independent candidate.
Independent candidates during the 2019 Jalalabad by-election
The Jalalabad assembly seat, which was earlier represented by Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, fell vacant when he was elected to the Lok Sabha. This seat was contested during the 2019 Punjab Assembly by-elections. Jagdeep Kamboj contested the by-election in Punjab independently from Jalalabad assembly constituency when Congress did not give him a ticket. His election symbol was “A man driving a tractor” and his election slogan was “Neta nahi beta”.
He secured 5,836 votes but lost the election. Congress candidate Raminder Singh Awla defeated Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Raj Singh Dibbipura by 16,000 votes in the 2019 Jalalabad by-election on Indian National Congress ticket.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
He joined the Aam Aadmi Party in February 2020. Later, he was appointed as the state president of the BC wing of the youth wing. In December 2021, he became the AAP MLA candidate for Jalalabad Assembly Constituency. On 10 March 2022, Jagdeep Kamboj won the 2022 Punjab assembly election from Jalalabad assembly constituency, defeating Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal by over 30,000 votes. The defeat of Sukhbir Singh Badal was a major event in the history of Jalalabad as Badal had been a three-time MLA from the constituency.
Meanwhile, the AAP, led by the chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mannu Won 92 out of 117 seats in the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections and formed its first state government.
involved in theft of cars
In 2007, Jagdeep Kamboj was detained by the Chandigarh Police for his alleged involvement in theft of cars. Jagdeep Kamboj was then a final year student of the Law Department of Panjab University. A week before Jagdeep’s arrest, his father Surinder Singh Kamboj was arrested on charges of a prostitution racket. Later, two more associates of Surinder Singh Kamboj were taken into custody by the police. While Surinder Kamboj was on police remand, the other three arrested with him in the case were sent to judicial custody. Inspector Vijay Kumar, in-charge of Operation Cell of Chandigarh Police, told the media that during the continuous interrogation of Surinder Singh, the names of Jagdeep Kamboj and Sanjeev Chhabra came up. During the investigation, the stolen Hyundai Accent car, the seal of the Registration and Licensing Authority Batala and the fake registration certificate of the vehicle were recovered from Jagdeep.
Accused of cheating and dishonestly abetting the delivery of property (IPC Section-420)
In July 2015, Jagdeep Kamboj was accused of duping a villager named Resham Singh of Rs 6.25 lakh. Reportedly, Kamboj had promised Resham Singh that he would remove his son-in-law Surjit Singh’s name from the FIR registered in a murder case. When Jagdeep failed to keep his promise, Resham asked him to return the money, but Jagdeep refused to return the money. Further, during investigation, SSP Fazilka found that Jagdeep had cheated others as well.
Jagdeep Kamboj’s net worth is Rs. 2,89,20,422 (as of 2002).
property and properties
- Deposits with Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies – Rs. 1,20,000
- LIC or other insurance policies – Rs. 70,422
- Motor Vehicle – Rs. 12,00,000
- Agricultural land – Rs 1,55,00,000
- Non agricultural land – Rs 30,00,000
- Residential Building – Rs. 1,00,00,000
Facts / Trivia
- In an interview, after his victory in the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly elections, Jagdeep Kamboj claimed that he parted ways with the Congress as party leaders look for wealthy candidates who can give money to the party in exchange for MLA ticket allocation. .
- Media houses also call him by the name of Goldie and Goldie Kamboj.