About Jagdish Mukhi
Jagdish Mukhi is a veteran leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Delhi. The present sitting MLA from Janak Puri assembly constituency, Jagdish Mukhi has earlier held the portfolios of finance, planning, excise & taxation and higher education in the Delhi government. He is credited with working extensively for the welfare of citizens of Delhi.
Jagdish Mukhi banned lottery trade in Delhi in 1994, when he was minister of finance. He also worked towards persuading people for lowering alcohol consumption. As minister of excise, he declared number of dry days in a year. He was also instrumental in establishing Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in the record time of eight months, as a minister of higher education. He was also honoured as the best planning minister of the nation and also received best MLA award in Delhi Vidhan Sabha for two times.
Early Life of Jagdish Mukhi
Jagdish Mukhi was born to Late Ram Mukhi and Late Laxi Devi Mukhi on 1st December 1942 at Dajal, Dera Ghazi Khan of Punjab, now in Pakistan. His family migrated from Pakistan to Sohna (Gurgaon) during the Partition in 1947.
Mukhi did his matriculation from the Government School, Sohna and graduation in commerce from Raj Rishi College, Alwar (Rajasthan). During the student life, he was actively involved into the activities of RSS. He was elected as president of the students union of Raj Rishi College as Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) candidate. In 1967, he passed M.Com from Shri Ram College of Commerce of Delhi University.
From 1969 onwards, he actively worked for Delhi University Teacher’s Association (DUTA) along with Om Prakash Kohli, another senior BJP leader and now Governor of Gujarat. In 1970, Mukhi married Prem Mukhi from Rewari who is actively involved in social development work for women empowerment under the banner of Mahila Jagriti Sangh. The couple is blessed with son Atul and daughter Latika.
Jagdish Mukhi has also authored a book on the subject of Company Law and Secretarial Practice, which constitutes an important study material for the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
Political Career of Jagdish Mukhi
Jagdish Mukhi became active in politics since 25th June, 1975 when emergency was clamped. He has been representing Janak Puri constituency continuously from 1980 and has won seven times from the same constituency. He has worked at different levels in the BJP and given his best performance as President of BJP Janak Puri mandal; General Secretary and President of BJP West District; General Secretary of BJP Delhi; in-charge (Prabhari) of BJP affairs for the state of Jammu & Kashmir and recently in-charge of BJP affairs for the state of Haryana. Recently, his political acumen was highly appreciated in the Lok Sabha and the Vidhan Sabha elections of Haryana. BJP recorded its best ever performance in Haryana resulting in the formation of the BJP government in the state without any political party’s support.
Jagdish Mukhi was a probable BJP candidate for the post of Chief Minister of Delhi when Lt Governor Najeeb Jung sent a report to the President, seeking permission to explore the possibilities of government formation by consulting the single largest party in Delhi in September. Now, Mukhi’s name is again cropping up as a chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls which are likely to be held in February 2015.
Last Updated on June 22, 2020