Parlad Singh Sawhney (58),Congress, Chandni Chowk
Active in politics since 1974, Sawhney fought his first Municipal election in 1977 and lost by 36 votes. Sawhney first fought assembly elections in 1998 and won. Re-elected in 2003.What the poll revealed about sawhney?delhi Updated: Nov 24, 2008 23:52 IST
Loves playing carrom, badminton
Profession: Sawhney runs business of iron and steel and motor parts.
Education: College dropout.
Political career: Active in politics since 1974. “Nobody in my family had ever joined politics. It was on Lalit Maken’s insistence that I fought my first election,” he said. Sawhney fought his first Municipal election in 1977 and lost by 36 votes. Sawhney first fought assembly elections in 1998 and won. Re-elected in 2003.
Family: Sawhney’s wife Ranjit Kaur is a homemaker. They have a son and a daughter. Sawhney said he is a family man and prefers spending time with his family. Playing carrom with his children is his favourite pastime. He is an avid badminton player. “We have a badminton court in our courtyard. I play badminton very regularly. It helps me keep fit,” he said. Sawhney has been actively organising Ramlila for many years.
Cars: Sawhney drives a Skoda Octavia. His son owns a Toyota Innova.