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Brij Mohan Agarwal Biography

Brij Mohan Agarwal

Brij Mohan Agarwal

DOBMay 1, 1959
Place of BirthRaipur, Chhatisgarh
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Profession before joining politicsAdvocate, Social and Political Leader
Marital statusMarried
Spouse NameSarita Agrawal
Children2 sons 1 daughter

About Brij Mohan Agarwal

Member Director of Jaycees, an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is a cabinet minister for education in the state of Chhattisgarh. He also heads the ministries of School Education, Legislative Affairs, Endowment, and Culture, other than Tourism Departments and the Public Works Department. He became an M.L.A. at a very early age and was also intricately involved in his party in different important positions. Agarwal has remained an unconquered M.L.A. from the Raipur seat since 1990. He was also a minister of Madhya Pradesh before its bifurcation into two states, namely Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The Madhya Pradesh government honoured him with the title of Best Legislator, recognising his involvement and efforts in the Vidhan Sabha.

Personal background of Brij Mohan Agarwal

 Brij Mohan Agarwal was born on May 1, 1959 at Raipur in Chhattisgarh. He holds a Master’s degree in Commerce, and has done LL.B from Durga Mahavidyalaya in Raipur. He wanted to become an advocate in his student life. He married Smt. Sarita Agarwal and they have three children: Abhishek, Shubhkriti and Aditya.

How did Brij Mohan Agarwal enter politics?

Agarwal joined Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in 1977 that saw his entry in student politics. Thereafter, he became actively involved and held key positions in students’ politics. He became President of the Agarwal Yuva Mandal in 1980 and continued till 1985. From 1981 to 1982, he was President of his college, Durga Mahavidyalaya in Raipur, and also was Chief Advisor of the University Student Union of Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur. From 1982 to 1983, he was the President of Kalyan College Student Union in Bhilai. Later in 1984, he became an active member of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Political journey so far as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member

  • Became actively involved with the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1984
  • Became Youth Minister of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha in 1986.
  • During 1988 to 1990, he was Vice-President of the Bhatiya Janta Yuva Morcha.
  • From 1988 to 1992, he was Member Director of Jaycees Ferrous Ltd.
  • Elected as University Representative from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University in 1989.
  • In 1990 he was elected for the first time as a Legislative Member of Madhya Pradesh (undivided) and became the youngest MLA of of the state. Since then he has been undefeated from the Chattisgarh seat, having won in 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008.
  • From 1990 to 1992, he was the Minister of Tourism and Science and Technology under the local government (independent charge).
  • In 1991 he was conferred honorary membership by the Rotary International.
  • Secretary of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha from 1991 to 1994.
  • In 1993, he became General Secretary of the Bhartia Janta Yuva Morcha; was re-elected as MLA; and was nominated as Member of the Privileges Committee.
  • During 1994 to 1995, he was Member of the Public Accounts Committee of the Vidhan Sabha of Madhya Pradesh.
  • From 1994 to 1998, he was Secretary of the BJP Legislature Party in Madhya Pradesh.
  • From 1995 to 1996, he was Member of the Privilege Committee from Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha.
  • From 1997 to 1998, he was Member of the Business Advisory Committee from Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha
  • In 1998 he became the Chief Whip of the BJP Legislature Party; Member of the State Working Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party; National Executive Member of the Bhartia Janta Yuva Morcha; and Member of the Public Sector Undertaking from the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha.
  • Member of the Business Advisory Committee and the Public Accounts Committee in the Vidhan Sabha of Chhattisgarh in 2000.
  • Minister of Chhattisgarh Government, taking care of Labour, Endowment Trust, Religion, Home, Jail, and Culture & Tourism Department in 2003.

  • Member of the Business Advisory Committee of the Vidhan Sabha of Chhattisgarh in 2004.
  • In 2008, Minister of School Education, Public Works Department, Parliamentary Affairs, Tourism and Endowment Trust Culture under the Government of Chhattisgarh.
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Contribution to development
  • Preparation of the Action Plan for developing Sirpur as one of the internationally recognized tourist destinations of the state.
  • Tourism promotion plan launched, considering the potential of the state in the field.
  • Acinhhari plan launched to respect and encourage the art of folk artists of the state and give them a platform to showcase their talent.
  • Bill for Chhattisgarh Kumbh Mela passed in 2006.
  • Sessions court set in five revenue districts of Korea, Kanker, Mahasamund, Jajgeers and Dhamtari.
  • Rule No. 19 of the State Legal Services Authority Rules 2002 amended by the state government. Now the state government will provide full legal support to individuals with annual income of less than Rs. 50,000.
  • Facility of trial of the accused through video conferencing launched between district sessions court of Raipur and Central Kargar.
  • Placement of best players in the government.
  • Khel Vibhuti award for the senior players.
  • Planned honey-processing centre in Hanaoopratappur, Jashpur and Bilaspur.
  • 51 Sanjivani Centre installed for sale of herbal products.
  • Preparation of Action Plan of Rs. 54 crore for the development of 425 forest villages of Chhattisgarh
Social Activities
  • Provide fund for the development of health and education of underprivileged children.
  • Assisting in marriage of girls from poor families.
  • Helping the disabled by providing them tricycles.

Last Updated on June 12, 2020