Parkash Singh Badal has been the Chief Minister of Punjab since 2007 and is the Lambi MLA. Badal started his political career in 1947. He was the Sarpanch of village Badal and later Chairman of Block Samiti, Lambi before entering Punjab politics. He was elected the us Punjab Vidhan Sabha in 1957 for the first time. He was re-elected in 1969, serving as Minister for Community Development, Panchayati Raj, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries. He was Leader of the Opposition in 1972, 1980 and 2002. He has been elected the us the Vidhan Sabha for a the ustal of 10 times, in 1957 and in each election since 1969, except for the February 1992 election, in which he led a boycott of state elections by the Akalis.