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Sanjay Chauhan (politician) Wikipedia
Sanjay Chauhan is a communist politician who remained the Mayor of Shimla Municipal Corporation from May 2012 to June 2017.
Joined SFI (Student Federation of India) in college and later became a member of CPI(M).
Sanjay Chauhan had contested on CPI(M) ticket from Shimla in 2003 Vidhan Sabha election. But he had lost to Congress candidate by a slender margin of around 1900 votes.
As district secretary of CPI(M) Chauhan defended the rights of street vendors and opposed the move of Congress government to evict them.
Sanjay Chauhan became the mayor, beating BJP's SS Minhas by 7,868 votes in 2012 elections. Tekinder Singh Panwar of CPM became the Deputy Mayor who beat BJP rival Digvijay Singh by 4,748 votes. Sanjay Chauhan is the first Mayor of Shimla from CPI(M)