Sanjay Chauhan (politician)
|12th Mayor of Shimla Municipal Corporation|
29 May 2012 – 18 June 2017
|Deputy||Tekinder Singh Panwar|
|Political party||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
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.
Shimla district secretary of CPI(M)
As district secretary of CPI(M) Chauhan defended the rights of street vendors and opposed the move of Congress government to evict them.
Mayor of Shimla
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. Sanjay Chauhan was the first Mayor of Shimla from CPI(M)