ABOUT ASHISH SOOD
Ashish Sood (born 2nd September 1966) is an Indian politician and a prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi. Son of Shri Madan Gopal Sood, he resides in Janakpuri, New Delhi along with his father, wife, two daughters and son. He is considered to be one of the most articulate voices of BJP and a strong, trusted local face in the Janakpuri area.
Ashish Sood’s political journey began during his college days at Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College(DU). He pursued a degree in Commerce and actively took part in student politics. Sood was associated with ABVP, the nationalist student organisation in India. He was first elected Secretary of the college, after which he rose to the post of Joint Secretary of DUSU and later became the President of DUSU in 1988-89. He then went on to work as a full-time worker of ABVP from 1989 to 1993. As a student leader, he spearheaded several movements against corruption in the high offices of the then Central Government, including the mostinfamous ‘Bofors Scam’ of the 80s.
In 2002, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), first as the Vice President of its Delhi unit and then went on to become its General Secretary in 2003, and finally, the National Vice President, in 2005.
In the year 2008, he was inducted as Secretary of BJP Delhi, and in 2009, he became the General Secretary of BJP Delhi. In 2012, he was elected as a councillor of South MCD. In 2013, he was appointed as the Vice President of BJP Delhi, and in 2014, as its General Secretary. In 2016, due to his exemplary leadership skills, he was chosen as the Leader of House, South Delhi Municipal Corporation. Because of these qualities he was made the In-charge of Publicity Department, Delhi BJP (appointed by the then Delhi BJP President Shri Manoj Tiwari ji) and also the BJP In charge of Chandni Chowk District in 2018. As a result of his intense determination to public service, he became the MLA Candidate of BJP from Janakpuri constituency. Sood’s commendable vision and sheer dedication to the betterment of the country led the BJP to entrust him with a very significant responsibility, as he was appointed as the Co-Incharge of BJP, Jammu and Kashmir State Unit, in 2020.
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He also acted as the Chairperson of the Remunerative Project (RP) Cell of SDMC twice, where he has also served as the Leader of the House and a member of the Standing Committee. As the Chairperson of RP Cell, he reformed advertising and parking policy of the corporation, under which only registered vendors were allowed to participate in the tender process.
He also worked towards illumination of every remote corner of Janakpuri with street lights, which made the areas accessible at nights, ensuring better safety for women and children, and reducing theft-related crimes. In his tenure, Janakpuri received first-class basic amenities – roads & primary schools were constructed infrastructure like boundary walls and berms were renovated. He is also known for his work for senior citizens, sending them on Teertha Yatras and starting free diabetes check-up facility at recreational centres. He was also appointed as the Chairperson of the Education Committee in 2014, and launched several beneficiary projects like NEEV or the Lenovo Tablet Yojana. It was due to his untiring and sustained efforts that prominent corporate sector companies came forward to adopt and invest their CSR funds in South MCD schools.
By his supporters, he is recognized as a politician with integrity, vision, development, dedication, compassion & empathy, and also as an excellent organizer and performer.