Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa is an Indian politician and member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly (MLA). In 2021, he was appointed as the Deputy CM of Punjab. He is a member of the Indian National Congress.His father, Santokh Singh Randhawa, was a well-known leader of Congress in Punjab and was appointed as the Congress chief two times when he was alive.Sukhjinder was inclined towards politics since his college days. While he was in college, he was a member of the Indian Youth Congress party. Later, he was elected as the General Secretary of the Punjab Congress.In 2002, he contested for the MLA elections from Fatehgarh Churian seat of Gurdaspur, Punjab, and won for the first time. He could not win the seat in the 2007 Punjab Legislative Assembly elections.Randhawa then contested for the MLA seat from Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur, Punjab and declared his victory for the second time in 2012.In 2015, he campaigned aggressively to replace the then President of Punjab Congress, Pratap Bajwa with Captain Amarinder Singh.In 2016, 42 MLAs from Congress submitted their resignation as a protest against the decision of the Supreme Court of India on the issue of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) water canal. The decision of the court was, Punjab does not have any right to unilaterally terminate water-sharing agreements with neighbouring states..He won the MLA seat from Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur, Punjab, in 2017 and was included in Captain Amarinder Singhs council of ministers. He was appointed as the Cabinet Minister of Cooperation and Jails, Government of Punjab. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa during a Congress rally.In the 2017 Punjab Legislative Assembly elections, he was opposed by his elder brother, Inderjit Singh Randhawa. Later, Inderjit and his son Deepinder Singh Randhawa left Congress and joined the Shiromani Akali Dal. The Hindustan Times.In August 2017, Sukhjinder, along with 32 other MLAs, penned down a letter to the then Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, to set up an inquiry against the Shiromani Akali Dal minister Bikram Singh Majithia in a drug trafficking case. Later, the differences started arising between the Captain and Randhawa because Randhawa wanted strict action against the Akalis in the drug trafficking case, which his party failed to do.