Vijay Singla is an Indian politician who represents the Mansa Assembly constituency in the Punjab Legislative Assembly. He was the Minister of Health and Family welfare and Medical education, Govt of Punjab between March-May 2022. He is a member of the Aam Aadmi Party. In the Punjab Legislative Assembly election of 2022, he was elected MLA.
Dr Vijay Singla Political Career
Member of Legislative Assembly
Singla was elected as the MLA in the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election. He represented the Mansa Assembly constituency in the Punjab Legislative Assembly.
In Punjab assembly elections, Dr. Vijay Singla defeated famous singer and Congress candidate Sidhu Moosewala from Mansa by more than 60,000 votes.
Among other MLAs, Singhla took his oath as a cabinet minister on 19 March at Guru Nanak Dev auditorium of Punjab Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh. Eight ministers including Singla who took oath were greenhorn (first term) MLAs.
During his tenure as a cabinet minister in the Mann ministry, Singla was given responsibility for two departments of the Punjab government.
- Department of Health and Family Welfare
- Department of Medical Education and Research
On May 24, 2022, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann sacked Singla from the cabinet ministry after charges of corruption against him came up. Punjab Police was ordered by the CM to investigate the case. He was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau.
Dr. Vijay Singla Family, Wife, Son
Vijay Singla’s wife Anita Singla is also a BAMS and son Chetan Singla is pursuing MD.
Vijay Singla sacked as Punjab health minister, sent to police remand till May 27
Health Minister Vijay Singla was removed from the state cabinet by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday. Singla was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau shortly after his removal.
A video message from the chief minister said, “I am taking strict action against the minister. I am removing him from the cabinet.” The police have been directed to file charges against him.
Singla was alleged to have taken a one per cent commission on all tenders floated by the Department of Health.
The move follows after AAP had promised to crack down on corruption in Punjab.
In 2015, Kejriwal had sacked his food and civil supplies minister after a video of him seeking a bribe was shown to him.
|Minister Department||Health and Family Welfare and|
Medical Education and Research (19 March 2022 – 24 May 2022)
|Father & Mother||Yet to be update|
|Profession||Politician & dentist|
|Education||Bachelor’s of Dental Surgery from Punjabi University, Patiala in the vear1992|
|College||Punjabi University, Patiala|