WHILE THE CRUCIAL by-poll results trickle in India and the BJP versus Opposition is being tested, the South Asian Punjabi identity displays itself in another contest in Canada - the lively Bhangra. History has it that the dance form was first patronised by Maharaja Patiala on a stage show in 1953. Since then, it has won hearts and travelled the world, become an icon of Punjabi culture.
In 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces competition from the New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jagmeet Singh. While Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is himself known to shake a leg, this time under the aegis of the Seva Food Bank – a service run by Sikhs to ensure food security – at a fundraising charity gala, Singh competed with Trudeau's minsiter Navneet Bains, currently the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
It certainly feels nice to see two turbans hugging each other. Now try getting Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi to even debate with each other over real issues!
Find the face-off in the videos.
Who won? People are voting online, but both Singh and Bains should be wary of a third contender, Trudeau himself, when it comes to Bhangra.
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