|Member of the India Parliament
for West Delhi
May 16, 2014
|Preceded by||Mahabal Mishra|
|Born||7 November 1977|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Parents||Sahib Singh Verma,
|Alma mater||Delhi Public School,
Kirori Mal College,
Fore School of Management
Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma (born 7 November 1977) is an Indian politician and a Member of parliament from West Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the principal ruling party in the Indian Parliament and major political party in the Legislative Assembly of Delhi (Delhi Vidhan Sabha). In May, 2014 he got Elected to 16th Lok Sabha. Since 1 Sep, 2014 onwards he is Member of the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament and Member of the Standing Committee on Urban Development. He is a son of senior BJP politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi, Sahib Singh Verma. He contested Mehrauli Vidhan Sabha constituency in the 2013 assembly election and defeated speaker of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha Yoganand Shastri.
He finished his schooling from Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram. He then attended and graduated from the Kirori Mal College, affiliated with the University of Delhi. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Fore School of Management. His uncle Azad Singh was the mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation and contested Mundka Vidhan Sabha Constituency on the BJP ticket in the 2013 assembly election.
Verma is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling party at the Centre and the major opposition party at the Delhi Vidhan Sabha. He was a member of the Delhi BJP Election Committee for the 2013 assembly election. In May, 2014 the 16th Lok Sabha Election was held, he won from West Delhi Constituency and became the Member Of Parliament. He became the Member of the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament and Member of the Standing Committee on Urban Development.
He was interested in contesting from West Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency in the 2009 general election but was denied a ticket by the party, despite receiving assurances from party leaders that he would be considered. Instead, Janakpuri MLA Jagdish Mukhi contested from West Delhi. A mahapanchayat held on 22 March 2013 in Dwarka "[condemned] the decision of the BJP to deny Parvesh the ticket".
On 7 November 2013, the Bharatiya Janata Party announced Verma as the party's candidate from Mehrauli constituency for the 2013 legislative assembly election, held on 4 December. The mayor of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation Sarita Chaudhary and Sher Singh Dagar, the BJP candidate for Mehrauli in the 2008 election, wanted to contest from the same seat. Supporters of both the aspirants opposed Verma's candidature. Chaudhary's supporters protested outside the Delhi BJP headquarters and called Verma an "outsider". His mother and wife campaigned for him in the constituency. He defeated runner-up Narinder Singh Sejwal of the Aam Aadmi Party by a margin of 4,564 votes and the incumbent MLA and the speaker of the Delhi vidhan Sabha Yoganand Shastri. In Indian general election, 2014,Pravesh Verma won the election from West Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency by a record margin of 2,68,586 votes.
Verma is married to Swati Singh Verma and she is in the profession of possession of properties and pecuniary resources in the form of agricultural land, property, an apartment, and gems worth about ₹100 million (US$1.5 million), based on information furnished by Verma in an affidavit which he submitted while filing his nomination for the 2013 assembly election. He has 3 children, two daughters and a son. He runs the NGO Rashtriya Swabhiman.
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