Amritsar East MLA Jeevan Jyot Kaur’s Fb Cover Pic: Punch To Bikram Singh Majithia And Navjot Singh Sidhu

Jeevan Jyot Kaur, the AAP MLA from Amritsar East assembly constituency, has been trending across media due to her new cover picture on her official Facebook handle. 

The first time MLA’s cover picture shows the latter punching former PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and senior Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia. 

In the recent assembly elections, senior Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was contesting from his home constituency Amritsar East and senior Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia was announced as the SAD candidate against Navjot Singh Sidhu. From betting market to the entire Punjab, everyone was expecting it to be a neck to neck battle between Cong’s Navjot Singh Sidhu and Akali Dal’s Bikram Singh Majithia, but on the day of announcements of results, surprisingly the AAP candidate Jeevan Jyot Kaur, who’s a new face in the area as well as the politics of Punjab, defeated Navjot Singh Sidhu with a margin of 6,750 votes, while Bikram Singh Majithia dropped at third place.  Jeevan Jyot Kaur, a relative newbie in politics managed to bag 39,679 votes to become a first-time MLA from Amritsar East. The activist-turned-politician managed to defeat Navjot Singh Sidhu-who earned only 32,929 votes and Bikramjit Singh Majithia – who came third with 25,188 votes. Both the candidates had never been defeated before.

Jeevan Jyot Kaur’s journey- from a social activist to an MLA: 

Long before the country heard of Jeevan Jyot Kaur, Punjab knew her as the state’s own ‘Padwoman’, who actively promoted reusable sanitary pads, and also collaborated with EcoFemme, a Pondicherry-based organisation and a Swiss firm to manufacture reusable, organic, and anti-bacterial pads for women. 

It was 2015, when Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party was looking for a shrewd party worker for its Punjab wing and had considered Jeevan for the position. In an interview, she said, “initially, I didn’t want to join. I was working as a social activist and thought it was unnecessary to join a political party. However, I contemplated my decision later. Also, my mother, who is a die-hard fan of Arvind Kejriwal, convinced me to join the AAP.” 

Jeevan Jyot Kaur’s political journey started as AAP’s spokesperson. She was then appointed as co-president of AAP’s women wing in Punjab, and later she went on to become President of the AAP’s Amritsar wing. In 2019, she upped the ladder to become the party’s campaign coordinator in the 2019 Lok Sabha election and the national spokesperson of AAP during the Delhi Assembly elections in 2020. Now she is among the 13 female MLAs in the Punjab Legislative Assembly.

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