Who is op soni minister?
OP Soni is an Indian politician and member of the Indian National Congress (INC). OP Soni was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly from Amritsar Central for two consecutive terms, and he is also a minister in the Punjab Government, overseeing the school education department.
Personal Life/Early Life
Om Prakash Soni, also known as OP Soni, was born on July 3, 1957 (age 64 as of 2021) in Bhilowal, Amritsar, Punjab. His astrological sign is Cancer. OP Soni was named after his father, Jagat Mitter Soni, and his mother, Prem Soni. OP Soni finished his education at the Government Senior Secondary School in Lopoke, Punjab. OP Soni began his political career with the Indian National Congress in 1991. (INC).
OP Soni married Suman Soni, with whom he has a son, Vikas Soni.
|Name||Om Parkash Soni|
|Birth Date||3 July 1957 (Wednesday)|
|Age (As of 2021)||64 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Bhilowal, Amritsar. Punjab|
|Political Party||Indian National Congress (INC)
|Famous For||Being a member of the Amritsar
West Legislative Council for three
consecutive terms (1997-2012) and
the Amritsar Central Legislative
Council for two consecutive terms
(1997-2002). (2012- Present)
|Net Worth||Rs. 17 crore|
|Height(Approx)||In feet & inches: 5’ 8”
In centimters: 178 cm
|Weight(Approx)||In kilograms: 80 kg
In pounds: 176 lbs
Family Background, Education
|Father Name||Jagat Mitter Soni|
|Mother Name||Prem Soni|
|School||Government Senior Secondary
School, Lopoke, Punjab
|Education Qualification||12th Pass|
Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage
|Children||Son- Vikas Soni
Favorite Things & Assets
|Favorite Actor||Not Known|
|Favorite TV Show||Not Known|
|Favorite Book(s)||Not Known|
|Favorite Comic Character||Not Known|
|Car Collection||Not Known|
Social Media Accounts
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OP Soni’s political career began when he was elected mayor of Amritsar. OP Soni was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly from the Amritsar West constituency in 1997 and won. Following his first term in 1997, OP Soni was appointed again (2002 and 2007) from the Amritsar West seat. In 2009, OP Soni ran in parliamentary elections against Navjot Singh Sidhu, but he was defeated by a narrow margin of 6,858 votes. After three successful terms, OP Soni chose to expand his constituency and ran for the Legislative Assembly from Amritsar Central in 2012. He won the elections, and he was re-elected as MLA for the same constituency in 2017.
Captain Amarinder Singh was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Punjab in 2017, while OP Soni was neglected throughout the cabinet selection process. OP Soni, on the other hand, was named School Education Minister in 2018. Charanjit Singh Channi was appointed as the Chief Minister of Punjab on September 20, 2021, and he also named OP Soni and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa as the two deputy chief ministers, with the oath-taking ceremony taking place at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh. The event was attended by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and Harish Rawat, the party’s state in charge.
- Became a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) in 1991.
- In 1991, he was elected Mayor of Amritsar.
- Elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly from Amritsar West in 1997.
- Elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly from Amritsar West in 2002.
- Elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly from Amritsar West in 2007.
- Elected to the Amritsar Central Legislative Assembly in 2012.
- Elected to the Amritsar Central Legislative Assembly in 2017.
- Appointed as the Punjab Government’s Minister of School Education in 2018.
Wealth and Net Worth
OP Soni’s net worth is Rs. 17.28 crore, according to an affidavit presented during the 2017 Legislative Assembly Elections.
- Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions, etc.: Rs. 9.20 lakh
- LIC or Other insurances: Rs. 16 lakh
- Motor vehicles: Rs. 4.50 lakh
- Jewellery: Rs. 68.75 lakh
- Cash: Rs. 6.20 lakh
- Agricultural Land: Rs. 2 crore
- Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 2.24 crore
- Residential Buildings: Rs. 13 crore
Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About OP Soni
- In November 2016, numerous prominent Congress leaders, including Captain Amarinder Singh and Partap Singh Bajwa, escorted MLAs to the office of the Punjab Assembly Secretary to resign. This action was taken as a protest against the Supreme Court of India’s ruling in the Satluj-Yamuna Link (YSL), which favoured the state of Haryana.
- Following the outcome of the 2009 parliamentary elections, OP Soni filed a defamation lawsuit against Navjot Singh Sidhu in Amritsar after Sidhu accused him of being involved in a drug selling operation. Soni dropped the case after Sidhu joined the Congress Party in 2017.
- Captain Amarinder Singh mandated drug testing for all government employees in 2018. The programme was launched in order to combat the problem of drug misuse in the state of Punjab. Following this, OP Soni and his son, Vikas Soni, went to a government-approved testing lab to submit their urine samples for testing.
- During the selection of the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, it was rumoured that Brahm Mohindra would be chosen; however, it was discovered in the morning that his name had been substituted with OP Soni’s name. According to sources, Sidhu had a part in the abrupt shift, and OP Soni’s name was chosen for the position owing to his friendship with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. OP Soni’s name was directly offered for a ministerial post by Manmohan Singh during the cabinet minister selection meeting in 2017.
- Captain Amarinder Singh altered OP Soni’s post and appointed him Minister of Medical Education and Research in 2019. In reaction, Soni opted to protest the move and did not assume office for two weeks. He also went on record blaming numerous top party members, claiming that their meddling was to responsible for the reshuffle, which damaged several ministers by denying them wanted roles.