Aman Arora is the young face of Punjab and a leader of the Aam Aadmi Party. Elected from Sunam constituency for the first time as an MLA in February 2017 by a record 30,307 votes, Aman Arora is currently the Co-President of the Punjab state unit of AAP. The son of Bhagwan Das Arora, two-time MLA and Minister of Punjab, Aman joined politics at an early age and contested elections from Sunam twice, in 2007 and 2012. In January 2016, after being influenced by Arvind Kejriwal’s politics of the common man, he joined the Aam Aadmi Party.
About politics as a means of change, he says
In a democracy, empowerment of the people is the most important objective of a party like ours. For the last 70 years, common people did not know the extent of their rights and powers. But Arvind Kejriwal has instilled a sense of confidence among people in the power of democracy.
Arora says he was inspired by his father’s complete dedication to the people of Sunam and Punjab. His priority for Sunam is to strengthen infrastructure in health and education. In order to bridge the gap in public services provided by the government, his family set up a dental college and a hospital in 1996 – purely as part of a charitable trust, from the proceedings of their business.
Punjab’s youth should get jobs, for which industry needs to be encouraged. That is the only way to rid Punjab of the drugs problem.
Arora completed his schooling from General Gurnam Singh Public School, Sangrur and graduated from the Panjab University, Chandigarh.