Dr. Charanjit Singh is an Indian politician and doctor who rose to fame by defeating Charanjit Singh Channi, a three-time MLA from Chamkaur Sahib, in the 2022 State Legislative Assembly elections.
Dr. Charanjit Singh was born in 1962, (age 62 years; by 2022) in Punjab, India. He attended the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh to pursue a master’s degree in Ophthalmology.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Color: Black
Not much information is available about his family. His wife is also a doctor by profession.
Dr Charanjit Singh is an Ophthalmologist and State Vice President (Punjab) of Doctors Wing. While following his medical practices, he also entered politics to work for human welfare. Initially, he became a member of the Indian National Congress and was the secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC). Dr. Charanjit Singh was associated with the SC Wing of Congress for many years. Later he joined. In 2017, Dr Singh ran against Channi, but lost by 12,308 votes. In the 2017 state assembly elections, Dr Singh got 34% of the total vote, while Channi got 42% of the vote. Ophthalmologist Dr. Singh coordinated with the voters. He raised other topics, including illegal mining, the ‘goonda’ tax, and widespread “corruption” among Congressional employees.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal campaigned for him personally. Charanjit Singh was quite vocal on the problem of illegal mining in Rupnagar district as well as the alleged levy of goonda tax by some Congress workers. This is also considered to be one of the major reasons for the defeat of Charanjit Singh Channi in his strongest fort. During a media interaction, when asked about the HGIS contest with Channi, he replied,
Channi will lose from both the seats as he has been exposed in other acts of illegal mining and commission lapse. He is abusing his position for business. I am the real ‘aam aadmi’. CM Channi is living a luxurious life. I have served the community and stayed in the area even after I lost the election. I have never done any wrong thing like illegal sand mining etc.