Bharat Bhushan Ashu

Bharat Bhushan Ashu (born March 20, 1971) is an Indian National Congress politician from Punjab. He is two-time MLA representing the Ludhiana West Assembly Constituency and he was Cabinet Minister of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Government of Punjab.

Shri Bharat Bhushan Ashu
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Cabinet Minister of Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of Punjab
In office
ConstituencyLudhiana West
In office
Succeeded byGurpreet Gogi
Municipal Sub Councillor
Assumed office
1997[1] – 2002
Personal details
Born (1971-03-20) 20 March 1971 (age 51)[2]
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Political partyIndian National Congress

Political careerEdit

Ashu started his political career when he was elected as a Municipal Councillor in the year 1997[1] from ward number 48 of Ludhiana. looser 54).[3]

In the year 2012, he was allotted a ticket of the Indian National Congress to contest from Ludhiana West Vidhan Sabha constituency and he becomes the Deputy CLP leader in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.[4][5]

Again in the year 2017, he defeated Ahbaab Grewal of Aam Aadmi Party with a margin of 36,521 votes.[6] He was the Cabinet Minister of Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of Punjab.[7]

In 2022, he lost the election from Ludhiana West to AAP Candidate Gurpreet Bassi Gogi by more than 7500 votes [8]


Ashu had been continuously criticised for his bad temper, arrogance and misbehaviour :

On January 2019, Ashu was publicly seen and captured by media while misbehaving with female officer in a public function.[9]

On February 2019, Audio recordings of Ashu threatening and blackmailing the then DSP & Superintending engineer of Improvement trust went viral.[10]

On October 2019, Ashu was blamed for thrashing his own party's volunteer during a by-election preparations.[11]


  1. ^ a b Service, Tribune News. "Ashu has 'perfect' support system in councillor wife". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Members". Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Nine new ministers sworn in, Capt Amarinder men get plum depts". Hindustan Times. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  4. ^ "2017 Ludhiana West - Punjab Assembly Election Winner, LIVE Results & Latest News: Election Dates, Polling Schedule, Election Results & Live Election Updates". Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  5. ^ "LUDHIANA WEST Election Result 2017, Winner, LUDHIANA WEST MLA, Punjab". Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  6. ^ "लुधियाना के 14 जिलों में आशु की सबसे बढ़ी जीत, भाजपा का नहीं खुला खाता". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 12 March 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  7. ^ "PUNJAB FOOD, CIVIL SUPPLIES & CONSUMER AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT VOWS TO START STATE-WIDE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT 2019 | Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Punjab, India ਸੂਚਨਾ ਤੇ ਲੋਕ ਸੰਪਰਕ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਪੰਜਾਬ ,ਭਾਰਤ". Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Election Commission of India webpage result constituency wise all candidates". Election Commission of India.
  9. ^ "Video capture of Bharat Bhushan Ashu misbehaving with female officer in a public function". Danik Sawera.
  10. ^ "Audio Recordings of Bharat Bhushan Ashu Threatening and Misbehaving with government officials". Punjab Kesari TV.
  11. ^ "News coverage". News18 Punjab/Haryana/Himachal.