IPS officer Dr Jyoti Yadav, currently posted as Superintendent of Police (SP) in Mansa got engaged to Punjab Education Minister Harjot Bains.
The 34-year-old Jyoti Yadav, a native of Gurugram in Haryana. She is also a qualified dentist.
The 2019 batch IPS officer had hit the headlines in July last year when she stood up to ruling Aam Aadmi Party’s Ludhiana South MLA Rajinderpal Kaur Chhina who had reprimanded Yadav in full public view for “conducting search operation in her area without informing her”.
Yadav, then posted as ACP in Ludhiana, while maintaining her calm, had told the MLA that she conducted the search operation on the orders of Ludhiana police commissioner.
Bains, who had joined AAP as a volunteer, and was later elevated as party’s state youth wing president in 2016, is a first-time MLA from Anandpur Sahib constituency of Ropar. The 32-year-old is a native of Gambhirpur village of Anandpur Sahib.
Bains is a law graduate from Panjab University, Chandigarh, with added qualification in international human rights law from London School of Economics. He had contested his first Assembly election from Sahnewal constituency of Ludhiana in 2017 but lost to SAD’s Sharanjit Singh Dhillon. In 2022 state polls, Bains defeated then Assembly Speaker Rana KP Singh of Congress by over 45,000 votes from Anandpur Sahib.
Bains will be the second minister to get married while in office after the AAP formed government in state. Earlier, in July last CM Mann tied the knot with Dr Gurpreet Kaur, an MBBS degree holder from Maharishi Markandeshwar University in Ambala.