Aman Arora is an Indian politician and member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) who was elected as the MLA from Sunam in 2017 and 2022. He is also the co-president of the Punjab state unit of Aam Aadmi Party. Previously, he was a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) and unsuccessfully contested the Sunam assembly seat in 2007 and 2012.
Aman Arora was born on Monday, 12 August 1974 (age 49 years; as of 2023) in Sunam, Punjab, India. His zodiac sign is Leo. He grew up watching his politician father, Bhagwan Das Arora, working for the welfare of the people of Sunam and Punjab. To improve public services, his family started a dental college and hospital in 1996 as part of a charitable trust, using the funds earned from their business. Arora completed his schooling at General Gurnam Singh Public School, Sangrur and pursued a Bachelor of Arts at the Panjab University, Chandigarh (1996). Aman Arora – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MyNeta
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Aman Arora’s father, Bhagwan Das Arora, was a politician and a member of INC who was twice elected as a MLA from Sunam, in 1992 and 1997. On 3 July 2000, he allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the head on the second floor of his ancestral house in Sunam town of Sangrur district. The family members said Arora went to sleep in a happy mood at night. When he did not wake up in the morning, a domestic servant knocked at the door repeatedly, but he got no response. Therefore, they broke the door open and found Bhagwan Das dead. The Tribune Meanwhile, sources close to the family said that Arora was in a state of acute depression following serious disputes over the partitioning of the family property and business.
His mother, Parmeshwari Devi, is also a politician. After Bhagwan Das Arora’s demise, she unsuccessfully contested the September 2000 byelection.
He has an elder brother, Kamaldeep Arora alias Bobby, and two sisters, Nina Malhotra and Sonia Deepa Arora. In March 1996, Kamaldeep Arora was accused of kidnapping a shopkeeper along with his gunmen. Kamaldeep Arora died in England in 2019.
Sonia Arora is married to the politician Rajinder Deepa. Sonia had unsuccessfully contested the 2002 assembly election from Sunam on a Congress ticket.
Wife & Children
Aman Arora’s wife, Shabina Arora, is a businesswoman. He has a son named Bhuveer Arora.
He follows Sikhism.
He lives in House No. 131/b, Ward No. 2, Sunam, District Sangrur.
Coming from a family of politicians, Aman Arora joined politics at a very young age. He ventured into politics as a member of the Indian National Congress (INC).In 2007, he contested the Sunam Assembly seat as an INC candidate but he lost the election to SAD candidate Parminder Singh Dhindsa. In 2012, he again contested the Sunam Assembly seat as an INC candidate but he lost the election to SAD candidate Parminder Singh Dhindsa. In January 2016, he joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after being influenced by Arvind Kejriwal’s politics for the welfare of the common man. In 2017, Aman Arora won the Sunam Assembly seat by a margin of 30,307 votes, defeating INC candidate Jaswinder Singh Dhiman.
On 10 May 2017, when Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann was appointed as the Chief of the Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit, Aman Arora was chosen as the co-convener. He served in this capacity till 17 March 2018. The party spokesman stated that Bhagwant Mann, as the state convener, would oversee all party matters, while Aman Arora would focus specifically on developing the party’s structure within the state. In 2018, Bhagwant Mann quit AAP in protest against the party convenor Arvind Kejriwal‘s apology to SAD minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia about a defamation case filed by Majithia against Kejriwal; Kejriwal had made allegations about Majithia’s involvement in the drug trade. At that time, the Leader of Opposition in Punjab Sukhpal Singh Khaira and Aman Arora also resigned from their posts. However, the party did not accept their resignations.
Later, Arora became the Co-President of the Punjab state unit of AAP. Arora was appointed as the chairman of the party’s campaign committee for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. AAP Punjab president Bhagwant Mann declared that a unanimous decision was made to entrust him with this responsibility based on his “long experience and political acumen.” In 2022, Arora was re-elected as MLA from Sunam by a margin of 75,277 votes, defeating INC candidate Jaswinder Singh Dhiman. The Aam Aadmi Party secured a robust 79% majority in the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election by securing 92 out of 117 seats, and Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Punjab. In July 2022, Mann expanded his council of ministers by inducting five legislators into his cabinet which consisted of Aman Arora from the Sunam seat, Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar from Amritsar (south), Fauja Singh Sarari from the Guru Har Sahai seat, Chetan Singh Jauramajra from Samana, and Anmol Gagan Mann, MLA from Kharar. Arora was given the portfolios of Information & Public Relations, New and Renewable Energy Sources, and Housing and Urban Development.
Family Fued with Rajinder Deepa
In March 2008, Aman Arora and his brother-in-law Rajinder Deepa made headlines in a family feud. Deepa accused Arora of physically assaulting him. Deepa claimed that he and his wife, Sonia Arora (Aman Arora’s sister), had gone to Chandigarh for some work when they received a phone call stating that Aman Arora and his goons had unlawfully taken possession of his house. When Deepa reached his house, Arora and others allegedly attacked him with iron rods. Sonia testified in court that she was present when the attack on Deepa occurred. The Indian Express On the other hand, Arora’s mother Parmeshwari Devi accused Deepa of forcibly entering her house and misbehaving with her. She had complained to the police that when her son Aman tried to save her, Deepa and his men beat him up with rods, injuring him seriously. Thereafter, both Aman and Deepa were hospitalised under police protection. The Times of India The ongoing feud took a curious turn when Deepa escaped from the hospital where he was admitted under police protection. Five policemen were placed under suspension for dereliction of duty. While the police remained on the lookout to arrest Deepa, Youth Congress activists took to the streets sitting on a dharna prompting the police to take action against negligent cops. Aman and Deepa had not been on good terms ever since Aman’s father and Congress minister Bhagwan Dass Arora committed suicide in 2000. After Bhagwan Dass’ demise, his wife Parmeshwari Devi contested the byelection from Sunam in 2000, but she lost to Parminder Dhindsa. In 2002, Bhagwan Dass’ daughter and Deepa’s wife Sonia Deepa Arora contested the Sunam seat on a Congress ticket, but she lost to Parminder Dhindsa. At that time, Deepa accused Aman of opposing his sister. In 2007, when Aman contested the assembly elections from Sunam on a Congress ticket, Deepa contested independently against him to ensure his defeat. The family lost assembly elections for three consecutive terms from the Sunam assembly constituency, in 2000, 2002 and 2007, due to internal conflict. In 2011, it was reported that after the 11-year-long family feud, Arora’s family had reconciled. Apparently, Congress chief Amarinder Singh played the role of a mediator between them. Both Arora and Deepa finally buried the family feud ahead of the 2012 assembly elections, as Congress warned the family to either mend their ways or else lose their ticket altogether. Therefore, they decided to support each other, regardless of whoever secured the ticket. The Times of India However, when Arora secured a Congress ticket in 2012 and Deepa couldn’t secure one, Deepa went back on his compromise. While Arora had withdrawn the 2008 case, Deepa pursued his private complaint that he filed in January 2009. In 2023, a local court in Sangrur sentenced Aman Arora to two years of rigorous imprisonment in the 2008 family dispute case filed by Deepa. The court also handed two years in jail to eight others, including Arora’s 85-year-old mother, and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the convicts. They were convicted under IPC Section 452 (house trespass) along with a Rs 5,000 fine and one year’s imprisonment under IPC Secs 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 148 (rioting, being armed with a deadly weapon or with anything which, used as a weapon of offence, is likely to cause death), and 149 (offence committed by any member of an unlawful assembly in prosecution of the common object of that assembly). Arora expressed his intention to challenge the verdict in a higher court. Arora argued that Deepa had unfairly implicated his mother in a case that had been settled through a compromise between both parties years ago. The Indian Express
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Assets & Properties
- Cash: Rs 2,50,000
- Deposits in Banks: Rs 28,17,000
- Bonds, Debentures and Shares in Companies: Rs 2,15,68,000
- LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs 13,16,000
- Personal loans/advance given: Rs 12,53,41,000
- Motor Vehicles: Rs 4,00,000
- Other Assets: Rs 3,25,000
- Agricultural Land: Rs 22,50,000
- Non-Agricultural Land: Rs 2,80,00,000
- Commercial Buildings: Rs 15,00,00,000