Kuldeep Kumar Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Kuldeep Kumar is an Indian politician and a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He made headlines on 20 February 2024 when he was declared the winner of the Chandigarh mayor election by the Supreme Court, overruling the previous result in which BJP candidate Manoj Sonkar was unfairly appointed Mayor of Chandigarh.

Wiki/Biography

Kuldeep Kumar Dhalor was born on Thursday, 12 September 1985 (age 39 years; as of 2024), and he hails from Dadumajra, Chandigarh. His zodiac is Virgo. He studied till Class 12 at a Punjab School Education Board school (2005). During his formative years, he was associated with the RSS and the Bajrang Dal. He made a name for himself in sports as a national-level kabaddi player. He represented Chandigarh at national-level kabaddi meets on five occasions.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Kuldeep Kumar Dhalor

Family

Parents & Siblings

Kuldeep Kumar’s father, Rayat Pal, moved to Chandigarh from Uttar Pradesh in the early 1990s for a clerical job with the Haryana government. He passed away in September 2021. Kuldeep has a brother with whom he runs a tent business and catering business in Dadumajra.

Wife & Children

His wife, Mamta, is a homemaker. He has two kids, a daughter named Umang and a son named Aditya.

Kuldeep Kumar Dhalor with his wife and children

Kuldeep Kumar Dhalor with his wife and children

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Religion/Religious Views

He follows Hinduism.

Address

His address is House No. 2064 Daddu Majra Colony Site and Service Complex, Chandigarh.

Signature/Autograph

Mayor of Chandigarh Kuldeep Kumar's signature

Mayor of Chandigarh Kuldeep Kumar’s signature

Career

Before entering into politics, he was a Safai Karamchari with Chandigarh MC stationed at Sector 22. He was associated with the BJP back in 2010. Kuldeep was a part of the BJP’s SC morcha, but he left the party to join the Congress. On 30 May 2017, Kuldeep was elected as the President and Chairman of the Residents Welfare Association Committee Daddumajra. He received 1143 votes out of a total of 3023 votes.

Kuldeep Kumar celebrating after becoming the President and Chairman of Residents Welfare Association Committee Daddumajra in 2017

Kuldeep Kumar celebrating after becoming the President and Chairman of the Residents Welfare Association Committee Daddumajra in 2017

In 2020, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Valmiki Ashram Management Committee in Dadu Majra.

Kuldeep Kumar being felicitated as the Chairman of Valmiki Ashram Management Committee in Dadu Majra in 2020

Kuldeep Kumar being felicitated as the Chairman of Valmiki Ashram Management Committee in Dadu Majra in 2020

In 2021, he joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Kuldeep Kumar won the 2021 Chandigarh Municipal Corporation election from Ward No. 26, defeating BJP’s sitting councillor and former Mayor Rajesh Kalia. Thereafter, he was employed with the Medical Officer of Health wing of the Municipal Corporation. On 30 January 2024, Kuldeep Kumar, the AAP-Congress alliance candidate, lost the Chandigarh mayor election to BJP candidate Manoj Sonkar.

AAP candidate Kuldeep Kumar breaking down after his defeat in the Chandigarh Mayoral Polls on 30 January 2024

AAP candidate Kuldeep Kumar breaking down after his defeat in the Chandigarh Mayoral Polls on 30 January 2024

According to the election result, Sonkar secured 16 votes, whereas Kuldeep got 12 out of the total 36 votes. Thereafter, AAP claimed that returning officer Anil Masih had unfairly invalidated votes. AAP challenged the outcome, first in the Punjab and Haryana High Court and later in the Supreme Court, with videos showing the alleged vote tampering by the returning officer. On 20 February 2024, the SC overruled the previous results of the Chandigarh mayoral elections and declared Kuldeep Kumar as the new mayor.

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Kuldeep Kumar being greeted after the Supreme Court declared him as Mayor of Chandigarh on 20 February 2024

Kuldeep Kumar being greeted after the Supreme Court declared him as Mayor of Chandigarh on 20 February 2024

Apart from politics, Kuldeep runs a tent business and catering business with his brother in Dadumajra. He also works as a property dealer in Dadumajra.

Controversies

A Police Case

As per his affidavit for the 2021 Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections, an FIR is registered against him at the Maloya Police Station, dated 5 April 2015 under sections 147, 148, 149, 336 IPC and 25-54-59, 27 of Arms Act 1959.

Suspension From General House Meeting of the Chandigarh MC

In 2023, 8 AAP councillors, including Kuldeep Kumar, were suspended and forcibly removed by marshals from the General House meeting of the Chandigarh MC. The action was taken against the councillors after they tried to hurt MC officers and damaged properties at the House. The councillors burst out after the Congress and BJP councillors demanded an apology from them for terming them ‘thieves’ and ‘corrupts’ during a press conference by AAP spokesperson Malwinder Singh Kang on June 14. During the press conference, Kang and the 8 AAP councillors had accused BJP and Congress of making money from the Dadumajra garbage dump.

Car Collection

He owns a Toyota Etios.

Assets & Properties

  • Deposits in Banks: Rs. 4,825
  • Motor Vehicle: Rs. 5,50,000

Note: The given estimates of assets do not include assets owned by his wife and dependents.

Net Worth

His net worth was Rs. 2,21,842 in 2021. This does not include the net worth of his wife and dependents.

Facts/Trivia

  • His nickname is Tita (also spelt Teeta).
  • He uses the username K K Dhalor on Facebook.
  • Being a resident of Dadu Majra, he actively fights for the removal of the Dadu Majra dump. In an interview, after he was declared winner of the 2024 Chandigarh Mayoral polls by the SC, he said,

    I represent Dadumajra. My house is adjoining the wall of the dumping ground. My focus would be to arrive at a solution to the issue that has plagued the area at the earliest.”

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