Jagdish Mukhi is an Indian politician who is the Governor of Assam. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Past positions have included Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Minister of Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation and Higher Education in the Delhi government.
Early years and family life
Mukhi gained a B.Com from Raj Rishi College in Alwar, Rajasthan in 1965, followed by a M. Com from the university of Delhi in 1967. Until entering politics he was a professor at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University. He was awarded a PHD in Finance from Kurukshetra University in October 1995.
He married Prem Grover in 1970, who as Prem Mukhi is actively involved in social development works for women empowerment under the banner of Mahila Jagriti Sangh. He is blessed with a son Atul (BE, MBA) and a daughter Latika.
Mukhi attended an RSS training camp while at school in Panipat in 1958, became the secretary (Karyawaha) of Alwar District RSS in 1964, and campaigned against the Emergency with the Delhi RSS in 1975. Having moved to Janakpuri, Delhi in 1973, he became the General Secretary of the Janakpuri branch of the nascent Janata Party in September 1977.
He held the role of Minister of Higher Education, when he launched Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in the record time of 8 months.
He was awarded as best planning minister of the nation by the then Union planning minister Pranab Mukherjee. Two times he was awarded with best MLA award in Delhi Vidhan Sabha. He represented Janak Puri constituency continuously from 1980 and has won seven continuous Vidhan Sabha elections from the same constituency, until losing the 2014 election by 25000 votes to AAP leader Mr. Rajesh Rishi. He has worked at all levels in the BJP & given the best performance as president, BJP Mandal Janak Puri; General Secretary, BJP West District; President, BJP West District; General Secretary, BJP Delhi; Prabhari, BJP affairs Jammu & Kashmir; Prabhari BJP affairs Haryana.
His performance was best appreciated in Loksabha & Vidhan sabha elections of Haryana where BJP has got results to the best ever performance and first time in Haryana BJP chief minister without any support has taken the oath.
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