Parvesh Verma

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Parvesh Verma
Member of the India Parliament
for West Delhi
Assumed office
May 16, 2014
Preceded by Mahabal Mishra
Majority 2,68,586 (19.93%)
Personal details
Born (1977-11-07) 7 November 1977 (age 40)
Nationality India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Swati Singh
Parents Sahib Singh Verma,
Sahib Kaur
Alma mater Delhi Public School,
Kirori Mal College,
Fore School of Management
Religion Hindu

Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma (born 7 November 1977) is an Indian politician and a Member of parliament from West Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency.[1] 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.

Early life

Parvesh Verma was born in a Hindu Jat family[2] to Sahib Singh Verma and Sahib Kaur on 7 November 1977.[3][4] He has one brother and three sisters.[5]

He finished his schooling from Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram.[4] 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.[6] 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.[7][8]

Political career

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.[9][10] He was a member of the Delhi BJP Election Committee for the 2013 assembly election.[11][12] 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.[13] Instead, Janakpuri MLA Jagdish Mukhi contested from West Delhi.[13][14] A mahapanchayat held on 22 March 2013 in Dwarka "[condemned] the decision of the BJP to deny Parvesh the ticket".[15]

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.[16] 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.[17] Supporters of both the aspirants opposed Verma's candidature.[17] Chaudhary's supporters protested outside the Delhi BJP headquarters and called Verma an "outsider".[18][19] His mother and wife campaigned for him in the constituency.[3] 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.[20][21] 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.[1]

Personal life

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.[22] He runs the NGO Rashtriya Swabhiman.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kant, Vishal (17 May 2014). "Pravesh Verma conquers West Delhi by record margin". The Hindu. 
  2. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Chip-off-the-old-block-Parvesh-BJPs-Jat-face/articleshow/32268474.cms
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bhushan, Shashi (23 November 2013). "Mothers campaigning for sons in Delhi assembly election". Daily News and Analysis. New Delhi. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "About Shri Pravesh Verma". Bharatiya Janata Party. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  5. "Biographical Sketch  – Member of Parliament – Verma, Sahib Singh". Parliament of India. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Pandey, Neelam (8 November 2013). "Delhi polls: dynasty politics? Rise of three prodigal sons in BJP". Hindustan Times. New Delhi. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  7. Kaushika, Pragya (8 November 2013). "Denied BJP ticket, Azad Singh resigns as North Delhi mayor". The Indian Express. New Delhi. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  8. "Azad Singh BJP candidate for Mundka assembly constituency". Daily News and Analysis. Press Trust of India. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. "India's main opposition party names PM candidate for 2014 polls". Xinhua News Agency. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  10. Arora, Kamna (8 December 2013). "Delhi assembly election results: BJP wins, but AAP the real hero". New Delhi: Zee News. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  11. "BJP Delhi Election Committee & Election Core Group". Bharatiya Janata Party. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  12. "BJP Announces Delhi Election Panel and Core Group". Mail Today. New Delhi. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.   – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  13. 13.0 13.1 "BJP eyes Jat votes seriously as Parvesh backs Bidhuri". The Indian Express. New Delhi. Express News Service. 14 April 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  14. "Sahib Singh son's supporters protest at Advani residence". The Hindu. New Delhi. 21 March 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  15. "Mahapanchayat condemns BJP's decision to deny Parvesh ticket". The Hindu. New Delhi. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  16. Alvi, Naziya (7 November 2013). "BJP will field Vijendra Gupta against Sheila Dikshit". The Times of India. New Delhi. Times News Network. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  17. 17.0 17.1 Ashok, Sowmiya (8 November 2013). "Delhi BJP's first list brings out first protests". The Hindu. New Delhi. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  18. Kaushika, Pragya (8 November 2013). "'Dissidents' get tickets but in difficult seats". The Indian Express. New Delhi. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  19. "BJP faces barrage of protests over tickets". The Times of India. New Delhi. Times News Network. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  20. "Constituency Wise Result Status – NCT of Delhi – Mehrauli". Election Commission of India. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  21. Rahman, Naziya Alvi (9 December 2013). "Assembly polls 2013: No Modi magic in few of the Delhi seats; BJP blame infighting, casual attitude". The Economic Times. New Delhi. Times News Network. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  22. "Pravesh declares Rs 10 crore assets upon entering arena". The Times of India. New Delhi. Times News Network. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.