Press Reporter News Service
Gurdaspur, October 6
Former SAD minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan handed away at his Mohali residence on Wednesday night after extended sickness.
His shut aide, Manjit Singh Dala, confirmed that Sekhwan had been indisposed for the final one month. “He was identified with a liver ailment and was being handled by prime docs,” mentioned Dala.
He’s survived by his spouse, two sons and two daughters.
When Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visited his residence to formally induct him in AAP final month, it was with a lot issue that Sekhwan met him. Kejriwal needed to make his method to the Akali chief’s bed room to confabulate with him.
He was one of many founding members of SAD (Taksali). He remained a two-time MLA from the erstwhile meeting seat of Kahnuwan falling on this district.
Sekhwan served as Training, Income, Rehabilitation and PR minister at varied occasions within the Parkash Singh Badal Cupboard from 2007 until 2017. In 2009, he contested the by-poll from the Kahnuwan seat and was later inducted as a Cupboard minister.
He labored as a authorities trainer for 14 years earlier than coming into politics after his father, Ujagar Singh Sekhwan, died in 1990.
He was a serving SGPC member and was as soon as even tipped to move the physique. He additionally remained Chairman of the Punjab Technical Board.
A senior chief mentioned Sekhwan loved an excellent relationship with Parkash Singh Badal however was not on good phrases with SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.
His son, Jagrup Singh Sekhwan, has been made the AAP Halqa Incharge of Qadian meeting seat.
Dy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Cupboard minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa expressed sympathies with the bereaved household.