SS Ahluwalia is presently BJP's Lok Sabha member from Darjeeling in West Bengal. He had served as the Minister of State in PV Narasimha Rao's ministry. He was the deputy leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 2010 to 2012. He was also the member of Rajya Sabha for several terms but lost the seat in the Jharkhand Rajya Sabha elections held in 2012. With the backing of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), he entered the Lok Sabha in 2014 from Darjeeling.