Vijay Inder Singla is an Indian politician and a veteran member of the Indian National Congress (INC). He served as the Congress Member of Parliament from the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency in Punjab from 2009 to 2014. Singla is also a former member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly.
Vijay Inder Singla was born on Wednesday, 1 December 1971 (age 51 years; as of 2022) in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He did his schooling till 10th standard at Yadvindra Public School in Patiala. In 1989, he graduated 12th standard from Multani Mal Modi College in Patiala, Punjab. Vijay pursued a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science at Bangalore University, Karnataka.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
His father, Late Shri Sant Ram Singla, was an Indian politician. His father pursued a Master of Arts in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Law at Delhi University. He was elected to the Lok Sabha as a member of the Indian National Congress. S.R. Singla died on 9 April 2005 at the age of 70.
Vijay Inder’s mother’s name is Smt. Usha Singla. Singla has two sisters.
Wife & Children
On 26 Nov 1995, he got married to Deepa Singla. They have one son named Mohil Singla and a daughter named Gouri Singla.
In 2002, Vijay Inder Singla’s political journey began by joining the Indian National Congress (INC) as General secretary.
In 2005, when his father, Shri Sant Ram Singla, passed away, he was appointed Chairman of the Punjab Energy Development Authority (PEDA). In 2006, he was appointed as the President Punjab Youth Congress following which he conducted his first Youth Congress elections in Punjab.
Member of Parliament
In 2009, he was elected to Lok Sabha from Sangrur Lok Sabha after defeating Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa from Shiromani Akali Dal by a margin of more than 40,000 votes. Simultaneously, he was then involved in the planning and implementation of renewable energy projects. In 2014, he lost the Lok Sabha election from the Sangrur constituency and was succeeded by Bhagwant Mann who defeated him with a hefty margin of 3,51,827 votes. In 2017, he defeated Dinesh Bansal of AAP with a margin of 30,812 votes. In 2022, he lost to Narinder Kaur Bharaj of the Aam Admi Party by a margin of 36,430 votes.
Vijay Inder Singla is a member of the Indian Council of World Affairs, National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Institute & Governing Body of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (Chandigarh), Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee, Patiala (Punjab), and Chairman of Regional Consultative Committee on Food Corporation of India (Punjab). Singla along with his wife, Deepa, manages Accent Alloys Pvt. Ltd. Although Accent Alloys was registered in 2009, Singla says the company has never transacted any business. Real Gas and Chemicals Pvt. Ltd, which is a family-managed business that runs an ammonia gas bottling plant. From 2005 and 2006, he was a director on the board of Punjab Genco Ltd, which is a Punjab government-owned power generation company.
Violating Covid-19 norms
In 2022, the Sangrur police filed two charge sheets against Vijay Inder Singla in two cases registered. On 12 February 2022, the first case was registered under Section 188 of the IPC and Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, at Sangrur police station. According to the FIR filed against Vijay Inder Singla, the flying squad team in charge of Rajinder Kumar had found Singla conducting a political rally consisting of 70-80 people in violation of norms. On 13 February, another case was registered under section 188 of the IPC, section 51 of the Disaster Management Act 2005.
I never knew about these cases registered for code violation against me though it has been six months since AAP has formed. However, I have full faith in the judiciary and would abide by the court orders.”
Assets & Properties
- Bank Deposits: Rs. 57,14,083
- Bonds & Company Shares: Rs. 3,355
- NSS/Postal Savings: Rs. 7,15,332
- LIC/Other Insurance Policies: Rs. 17,82,362
- Personal Loans: Rs. 3,14,63,047
- Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,15,60,000
- Commercial Buildings: Rs. 1,00,00,000
- Residential Buildings: Rs. 3,45,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2022. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor).
As of 2022, Vijay Inder Singla’s net worth is estimated to be Rs. 7 crores.
Note: It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors).
- Singla is an avid reader who is also fond of debating.
- During his school days, he actively participated in horse riding.
- He is the national spokesperson of the All India Congress Committee.
- In November 2013, he represented India at the 64th session of the UN General Assembly in New York City and spoke on the Palestine refugee issues.
- In 2022, a total of 18 cops and one vehicle were withdrawn from Vijay Inder Singla and he was left with four cops only. The decision was made by Aam Admi Party.
- Vijay Inder Singla has carried out major development projects that have changed the outlook of many backward regions of Punjab.