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Parminder Singh Dhindsa

Parminder Singh Dhindsa
Parminder Singh Dhindsa is an Indian politician and belongs To The Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) Political Party. He was a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal until late 2019. He is currently MLA from Lehra and was leader of Shiromani Akali Dal Legislature group in Punjab Legislative Assembly until he quit. He was Minister for Finance & Planning (2012-2017) and Minister for Public Works (B&R) (2007-2012) in the previous Punjab Government.[2] He is son of Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa. He was first elected as MLA of Sunam in September 2000 by defeating Parmeshwari Devi of Congress during the By-Election. He was re-elected as an MLA for the fifth consecutive term in 2017 with his innings since 2000 to 2012 from Sunam and from 2017 onwards from Lehra Constituency onwards. He is triumphant in his entire career since 2000.

Political career
He was first appointed as General Secretary of Youth Akali Dal in 1998. He was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 2000 on an Akali Dal ticket from Sunam for first time in the By- Election held due to sudden demise Bhagwan Dass Arora. He was re-elected from Sunam in 2002, 2007 and 2012. In 2007, he was made cabinet minister and given the portfolio of PWD (B&R). In 2012, he was made minister of finance.

In the state assembly elections held in 2017, Shiromani Akali Dal fielded him against Former Chief Minister and five times MLA of Punjab, Rajinder Kaur Bhathal from Lehragaga. He triumphed again by defeating her with a record 26815 votes.[3] He[4] was MP candidate for Sangrur Constituency for the 17th Lok Sabha Elections of India but lost from Bhagwant Mann.

On 3 August 2019 he was elected leader of SAD in Punjab assembly.[5] However, after 5 months, due to differences with party leadership he resigned from the post on 3 January 2020.