Prem Singh Chandumajra

Prem Singh Chandumajra (born 1 January 1950)[1] is General Secretary and spokesman of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and former Member of Parliament from Anandpur Sahib and former constituency MP from Patiala seat.[2] He is also an alumnus of Punjabi University, Patiala.[3] He was a Member of Parliament in 11th, 12th and now of 16th Lok Sabha. He won with a low margin from Himmat Singh Shergill and Ambika Soni, who put up a tough fight.

Prem Singh Chandumajra
General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal
Member of Parliament
for Anandpur Sahib
In office
2014 – 24 May 2019
Preceded byRavneet Singh
Succeeded byManish Tewari
ConstituencyAnandpur Sahib
Personal details
Born (1950-01-01) 1 January 1950 (age 74)
Chandumajra, Patiala, Punjab, India
Political partyShiromani Akali Dal
SpouseBalwinder Kaur
ChildrenTwo sons
EducationPunjabi University (MA)

Education and career edit

Chandumajra is a post graduate in Economics and Political Science. He began his career with a job as economics lecturer in Government College, Derabassi. After a two-year stint, he joined the Punjab School Education Board as subject-expert in economics.

Political career edit

Chandumajra started his political career with student activism. During student politics he came into contact with Akali leader Harcharan Singh Longowal, the president of Shiromani Akali Dal, who subsequently appointed him the first president of Youth Akali Dal. Chandumajra became member of Punjab Vidhan Sabha in 1985, representing Dakala, Patiala. During this term, he became the cabinet minister for cooperation in Surjit Singh Barnala government.[4] He was elected to the eleventh Lok Sabha in 1996 by defeating Sant Ram Singla and elected to the twelfth Lok Sabha in 1998 by defeating Capt. Amarinder Singh. Chandumajra contested from Patiala Lok Sabha seat in 2004 on the ticket of Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, a rebel faction headed by Gurcharan Singh Tohra.[5] Later he became president of Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal), which was later merged into SAD led by Parkash Singh Badal in year 2007.[6] He has been elected in the Lok Sabha elections 2014 from Anandpur Sahib on SAD ticket.[7]

Electoral performance edit

Punjab Assembly election, 2022: Ghanaur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AAP Gurlal Ghanaur[8] 62,783 48.14
INC Thekedar Madan Lal Jalalpur[9] 31018 23.78
SAD Prem Singh Chandumajra 24141 18.51
Majority 31765 24.36
Turnout 130423 78.97
Registered electors 164,546 [10]
AAP gain from INC

References edit

  1. ^ Parliament of India
  2. ^ "Patiala Partywise Comparison". Archived from the original on 11 April 2005. Retrieved 15 January 2009.
  3. ^ Parliament of India
  4. ^ "Chandumajra has a track record of successive defeats in Lok Sabha, assembly elections". Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  5. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News".
  6. ^ "Punjab: Shot in arm for Badal as Chandumajra returns to SAD". 19 January 2007.
  7. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Punjab".
  8. ^ "Punjab Elections 2022: Full list of Aam Aadmi Party candidates and their constituencies". The Financial Express. 21 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Punjab General Legislative Election 2022". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by Member of Parliament
for Anandpur Sahib

2014 – 2019
Succeeded by

External links edit