Sadhu Singh Dharamsot is an Indian politician who served the Indian National Congress-led Punjab Government for five terms as a Member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. During his tenure as a cabinet minister, he served as the Minister of Forests and Social Welfare. In June 2022, he came into the limelight when he was arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau for a scam, which he did when he was serving as the minister in the forest department of Punjab.
Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was born on Friday, 15 January 1960 (age 62 years; as of 2022) in Amloh, Punjab. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. In 1989, he completed matriculation from Punjab School Education Board Mohali.
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Sardar Shahna Ram. His mother’s name is Bani Devi. The name of his brother is Mangat Ram.
Wife & Children
Sadhu Singh is married to Sheela Rani who is in the dairy farming business.
The couple has three children. He has two sons named Gurpreet Singh Dharmsot and Harpreet Singh, and a daughter named Seema Rani.
He lives at H. No.6, Bir Amloh, Amloh.
He belongs to the scheduled caste community.
Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was elected as the coordinator of the Youth Congress when he was twenty years old. In 1992, he contested the Punjab assembly elections from the Amloh constituency and won the election. The then Chief Minister of Punjab Beant Singh designated Dharamsot as the Deputy Minister (youth welfare). In 2002, he contested the Punjab assembly elections from the Amloh constituency for the second time and was chosen as the MLA of the constituency. The then Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh appointed him as the parliamentary secretary (public works department, home and youth welfare). In the 2012 Punjab assembly elections, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot contested from the Nabha assembly constituency and won the elections by defeating SAD’s candidate Balwant Singh by 22,548 votes. In 2017, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot won the Punjab Legislative Assembly election from the Nabha constituency on the ticket of the Indian National Congress. Soon after he won the election, he was designated as the Minister of Forests and Social Welfare. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot served as the MLA in the Punjab Legislative Assembly for five terms. However, in the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly elections, he was defeated by an Aam Aadmi Party candidate, Gurdev Singh Mann, with a margin of 51,554 votes from the Nabha Constituency.
On 7 June 2022, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot attracted controversy when he was booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 120-B (conspiracy) of the IPC by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on corruption charges under a scam in the forest department. He was involved in this conspiracy when he was a cabinet minister in the ministry of Captain Amarinder Singh and was the head of the forest department. A few days before his arrest, Guramanpreet Singh (the district forest officer) and Harminder Singh Hummy (a contractor) were also detained by the police for their involvement in the scam. Sadhu Singh was charged for the illegal felling of over 25,000 trees. In 2020, he was charged with the Post Matric Scholarship scam by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau for permitting illegal scholarship money to private colleges and universities in Punjab. During the Post Matric Scholarship scam, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was serving as the Social Security Minister on the ticket of the Indian National Congress.
- Cash: Rs. 75,000
- Deposits in Banks: Rs. 15,09,239
- Motor Vehicles: Rs. 1,85,000
- Jewellery: Rs. 15,21,250
- Agricultural Land: Rs. 13,00,000
- Non Agricultural Land: Rs. 17,60,000
- Residential Buildings: Rs. 1,40,00,000
- Loans from Banks/FIs: Rs. 30,77,428
As of 2022, the net worth of Sadhu Singh Dharamsot is approximately Rs. 1.73 Crores.
- Sadhu Singh Dharamsot regularly posts pictures and videos of his political rallies and campaigns on various social media platforms. Over 10k people follow his Facebook page, and more than 9k people follow his Instagram account.