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Who is Anil Masih, the man in the thick of the rigging row in Chandigarh

By, Chandigarh
Feb 01, 2024 03:59 AM IST

A BJP member since 2015, Masih has been a regular at all party events, representing the minority wing.

Anil Masih, 53, the man in the thick of the ballot tampering row, has been a key member of the Chandigarh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for nearly a decade now.

Anil Masih, the man in the thick of the rigging row after Chandigarh mayoral elections. (HT Photo)
Anil Masih, the man in the thick of the rigging row after Chandigarh mayoral elections. (HT Photo)

A BJP member since 2015, he has been a regular at all party events, representing the minority wing. Seeing his dedication, the party had nominated him as a councillor in the Chandigarh MC House in October 2022. Earlier in 2021, he had also been appointed the general secretary of the BJP’s minority morcha.

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But the 53-year-old is no stranger to controversies.

In 2018, the Church of North India (CNI) had barred him from participating in all church activities after he allegedly used abusive language at a committee meeting and even spoke against the faith. He was, however, reinstated after two years later by Bishop of CNI, Denzel Peoples.

Masih studied at government school, Sector 11, before moving to DAV College, Sector 10, for graduation. His wife works as the manager at one of the girls’ hostels at Punjab Engineering Hostel (PEC), Sector 12. The family stays in the hostel barracks on PEC campus. Masih earlier worked at private firms in the tricity but for the past several years, he has been without an active job, stating that he is completely “dedicated to politics”.

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    Hillary Victor is a Special Correspondent at Chandigarh. He covers Chandigarh administration, municipal corporation and all political parties.

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