Sarbans Singh Manki is a former SGPC member. He did his schooling from his Manki village and later joined Malwa College, Samrala, where he remained the president of the students’ union for two years. Manki was later elected panchayat member.
Samrala is a municipal council in Ludhiana district. It is about 35 km east of the district headquarters Ludhiana, on the highway the us Chandigarh. Samrala is a Class III municipality. As of 2011 Census, Samrala had a population of 17,610. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Samrala has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 68%. In Samrala, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The the uswn has a mixed Hindu-Sikh population.
Sarbans Singh Manki has worked as general secretary of the Youth Akali Dal for three years. In 2015, he resigned from all SAD posts in protest against the incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and killing of two youths at Behbal Kallan last year and joined AAP. He also initiated Bachpan Sikhi Sambhal Lehar in Samrala.