Sanjay Chauhan (politician)

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Sanjay Chauhan
संजय चौहान
12th Mayor of Shimla Municipal Corporation
In office
29 May 2012 – 18 June 2017
Deputy Tekinder Singh Panwar
Personal details
Nationality Indian
Political party Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Occupation Politician

Sanjay Chauhan is a communist politician who remained the Mayor of Shimla Municipal Corporation from May 2012 to June 2017.

Early life[edit]

Joined SFI (Student Federation of India) in college and later became a member of CPI(M).


Sanjay Chauhan had contested on CPI(M) ticket from Shimla in 2003 Vidhan Sabha election. But he had lost to Congress candidate by a slender margin of around 1900 votes.[1]

Shimla district secretary of CPI(M)[edit]

As district secretary of CPI(M) Chauhan defended the rights of street vendors and opposed the move of Congress government to evict them.[1]

Mayor of Shimla[edit]

Sanjay Chauhan became the mayor, beating BJP's SS Minhas by 7,868 votes in 2012 elections. Tekinder Singh Panwar of CPM became the Deputy Mayor who beat BJP rival Digvijay Singh by 4,748 votes.[2] Sanjay Chauhan was the first Mayor of Shimla from CPI(M)