Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is engaged. Singh, 38, proposed to girlfriend Gurkiran Kaur, 27, at a private party just blocks away from the Ontario legislature were he served as a provincial legislator for six years.
Singh surprised Kaur, an entrepreneur and fashion designer, with the proposal in front of several dozen friends and family members at a vegetarian restaurant where they had their first date.He pops the question and Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu says yes!
Photos posted to Singh’s social media profiles on Tuesday night show him kneeling before Sidhu. On Twitter, a caption reads ‘She said yes.’
He pulled back the curtain tonight, inviting several members of the media, including The Canadian Press, to witness the surprise proposal.
Singh was elected federal NDP leader last fall and had been guarded about his personal life, but social media posts in December made headlines after it was reported that he and Kaur were engaged.
Sidhu is co-founder of jangiiro, which bills itself as a “new age” Punjabi clothing line. She also does international humanitarian work.The couple shot down the rumours, saying it was instead a “roka” — a traditional Punjabi ceremony held ahead of a wedding usually for family.
Since winning the leadership, Singh has indicated he will press for more aggressive cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. He also wants to make “fundamental” changes to the justice system. This would include a federal ban on racial profiling and his call to decriminalize all drugs.