Ashwani Sekhri is the MLA from Batala. He is associated with Indian National Congress. He was born on 26-03-1959 at Amritsar. Name of his father is Shri Vishwa Mitter Sekhri. He is married to Anuja Sekhri. He is a law graduate from Panjab University, Chandigarh, in the year 1981.
Batala is the eighth largest city of Punjab. It is a municipal council in Gurdaspur district, located about 32 km from Gurdaspur, the headquarters of the district. It is also a Police District. Batala ranks as the most populated towns of the district with 31% of the total population. It is the biggest industrial town in the district and the centre of Majha region of Punjab.
Map of Batala
Ashwani Sekhri first successfully contested for Punjab Legislative Assembly from Batala in 1985. He was re-elected from Batala in 2002 and 2012. In 2002, he was appointed Minister of State for Tourism and Culture. In 2009, he was appointed spokesperson of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.