Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma: West Delhi MP has high attendance, but relatively low participation, in parliament

16TH LOK SABHA MP PROFILES: PARVESH SAHIB SINGH VERMA

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Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma is the incumbent BJP MP from West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. He is the son of BJP leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma. He had contested from Mehrauli constituency in the 2013 assembly elections, and defeated Yoganand Shastri, Speaker in erstwhile Delhi assembly.

Personal Information

  • Name: Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma
  • Age: 41
  • Address: 20, Windsor Place, Near BSNL House, Janpath Road, New Delhi-110001
  • Phone: 9811361000
  • Constituency: West Delhi
  • Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Term: 2014 – in office
  • Twitter: @p_sahibsingh
  • Educational Qualifications: Postgraduate
  • Profession: Businessman
  • Pending criminal cases: None
Year Moveable Assets Immovable Assets Total Assets Liabilities
2014 Rs 1.82 cr Rs 8.9 cr Rs 10.72 cr Rs 2.66 cr  
2019 Rs 1.9 cr Rs 7.75 cr Rs 9.65 cr Rs 1.35 cr

Positions held

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Since September 2014, Verma has been a Member of the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament, and Member of the Standing Committee on Urban Development. He is also a Member of Consultative Committee under the Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.

MP Performance

Among current Delhi MPs, Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma has the second highest attendance record.

He has asked 208 questions and participated in 21 debates in his current tenure. The number of debates he participated in is considerably low compared to the state average of around 65. Major debates he participated in include, the need to regulate the price of diagnostic tests for swine flu, speedy urbanisation of villages in Delhi, and plastic ban in Delhi.

Attendance No. of debates No. of questions asked Private Members’ Bill
Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma 97% 21 208 7
National Average 80% 67.1 293 2.3
State Average 92% 65.8 315 12.7

Some of the debates Parvesh Verma participated in relate to:

  1. Plastic ban in Delhi.
  2. Introduction of bio-degradable packaging materials 
  3. Need to extend periphery of Lal Dora areas in Delhi.
  4. Need for speedy urbanisation of villages and implementation of Land Pooling Policy in Delhi.
  5. Death of homeless people due to cold weather in Delhi

Read more on Verma’s performance in parliament here.

MP in the news

In 2018, Verma rallied in support of the farmers who were on hunger strike demanding the extension of ‘Lal Dora’ areas in the city. Lal Dora refers to land that is part of a village ‘abadi’ (habitation), and is used for non-agricultural purpose only. There are around 360 Lal Dora villages in Delhi and their population has increased several times. Hence, the farmers had demanded increasing the periphery of Lal Dora to accommodate the growing rural population.

Earlier this month, Verma was in the news for travelling in the Delhi Metro for his poll campaign. Verma interacted with the public in fully-packed metro trains and appealed to them to vote for the BJP.

In a recent interview to Millenium Post, he specified that his priority, if re-elected, would be to legitimise unauthorised colonies in his own constituency and in Delhi.


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