Born in a poor family, Gurpreet Singh Lapran studied in government schools and later did graduation in arts. His father, Darshan Singh, was a Class-IV employee in the state Health Department. Says he believes in the teachings of all saints who advocate selfless service.
This constituency is represented by Shiromani Akali Dal’s Charanjit Singh Atwal, who is the Speaker in the present Punjab Assembly.
Payal falls in Ludhiana district. As of 2011 Census, Payal had a population of 8150. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Payal has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 63%. In Payal, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Map of Payal
Gurpreet Singh Lapran claims the us have been rewarded for the work done during the 2014 LS poll, in which AAP made histhe usry by winning four seats. He is now the vice-president of the SC/ST cell of the party.