Partap Singh Bajwa is an Indian politician having served as a member of the Lok Sabha representing Gurdaspur in Punjab from 2009 to 2014.[1] He is a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Punjab.[1]

Partap Singh Bajwa
Leader of the Opposition, Punjab Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
9 April 2022
DeputyRaj Kumar Chabbewal (till 15 March 2024)
Preceded byHarpal Singh Cheema
Member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
10 March 2022
Preceded byFatehjang Singh Bajwa
In office
Preceded bySewa Singh Sekhwan
In office
Preceded byJohar Singh
Succeeded bySewa Singh Sekhwan
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
9 April 2016 – 9 April 2022
Preceded byAshwani Kumar
Succeeded bySandeep Pathak
ConstituencyPunjab, India
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byVinod Khanna
Succeeded byVinod Khanna
President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
2013 - 2015
Preceded byCaptain Amarinder Singh
Succeeded byCaptain Amarinder Singh
Personal details
Born (1957-01-29) 29 January 1957 (age 67)
Qadian, Punjab, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseCharanjit Kaur Bajwa
Residence(s)Qadian, Punjab, India
Source: [1]

Early life


He is the son of Satnam Singh Bajwa who was a three-time Member of Legislative Assembly Punjab and Minister in the government of Punjab. He completed his schooling at Punjab Public School, Nabha. He started his career in politics as a student leader in 1976 became President of Youth Congress in 1982 and rose to the President of State Congress. He has served as a minister under chief ministers Beant Singh, Rajinder Kaur Bhathal, and Amarinder Singh. Partap Singh Bajwa is Rajya Sabha member since 10 April 2016.



He started his career in politics as a student leader in 1976 from DAV College, Chandigarh, became President of District Youth Congress Gurdaspur then Vice President of Youth Congress in 1980, President of Youth Congress in 1982, and rose to the President of State Congress.

Member of Legislative Assembly


He was elected to Punjab Vidhan Sabha from Kahnuwan Constituency in 1992, 2002, and 2007. He worked in various different departments under the government of Punjab.

He was Minister of State Information and Public Relations government of Punjab from 1994 to 1995, Cabinet Minister P.W.D B&R, I&PR, Government of Punjab from 1995 to 1996, Cabinet Minister Judiciary, Jails, etc. Government of Punjab from 1996 to 1997, Cabinet Minister P.W.D B&R, School Education, Govt of Punjab from 2002 to 2007.

Member of Parliament


He defeated the actor and four-time sitting MP Vinod Khanna of the Bharatiya Janata Party in general elections and became Member of Parliament in 2009 from Gurdaspur Constituency. His wife is currently the sitting Member of Legislative Assembly Punjab from the Qadian Constituency. He was made the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee in March 2013.

Member of Legislative Assembly fourth term


He was elected to Punjab Vidhan Sabha from Qadian Constituency in 2022. He was appointed the Leader of Opposition in the Punjab assembly. The Aam Aadmi Party gained a strong 79% majority in the sixteenth Punjab Legislative Assembly by winning 92 out of 117 seats in the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election. MP Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as Chief Minister on 16 March 2022.[2]

Social work


He provides the NGO Adhaar Foundation with mobile medical vans and helps people with free medical aids, medical health check-up camps in the Gurdaspur constituency. He also has a keen interest in games and sports and serves as the President of the Judo Federation of Punjab in 2002, 2008, and again in 2015. He was elected as President of the Judo Federation of India in the year 2018.

Electoral performance

Punjab Assembly election, 2022: Qadian
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Partap Singh Bajwa[3] 48,679 36.55  11.28
SAD Guriqbal Singh Mahal 41,505 31.16  7.70
AAP Jagroop Singh Sekhwan [4] 34,916 26.22  15.20
NOTA None of the above 777 0.58  0.15
Majority 7,174 5.39
Turnout 133,183
Registered electors 181,907 [5]
INC hold Swing


  1. ^ a b "Navjot Sidhu wins, Vinod Khanna loses in Punjab". The Economic Times. 16 May 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  2. ^ "AAP's Bhagwant Mann sworn in as Punjab Chief Minister". The Hindu. 16 March 2022. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Punjab Elections 2022: Full list of Congress Candidates and their Constituencies". FE Online. No. The Financial Express (India). The Indian Express Group. 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Punjab Election 2022: Complete List of AAP Candidates, Check Names HERE". Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Punjab General Legislative Election 2022". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
Political offices
Preceded by Leader of Opposition in 16th Punjab Assembly
2022 –
Lok Sabha
Preceded by Member of Parliament
for Gurdaspur

2009 – 2014
Succeeded by
State Legislative Assembly
Preceded by Member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly
from Qadian Assembly constituency