Mukesh Agnihotri

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Mukesh Agnihotri
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Leader of opposition Himachal Pradesh
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1962-10-09) 9 October 1962 (age 56)
Sangrur, Punjab, India
Citizenship India
Nationality India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Simmi Agnihotri

Mukesh Agnihotri is a political leader associated with Indian National Congress, currently the Member of Legislative Assembly from Haroli Constituency in Una District in Himachal Pradesh.[1] After winning from Haroli in HP Assembly Elections in 2003/2007/2012/2017, he was inducted into Cabinet as Industry Minister with additional charge of Labor & Employment, Parliamentary Affairs, Information & Public Relations from 2012 to 2017.[2][3] He is currently the leader of the Congress Legislature Party in Himachal Pradesh.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Born to Shri. Onkar Chand Sharma; on 9 October 1962 at Sangrur, Punjab, Agnihotri has done post graduation in public relations and advertising. He has married to Simmi Agnihotri with whom he has one daughter. Being an acclaimed media professional, he has spent almost 10 years in Jansatta (An Indian Express Group) as Senior Correspondent from Shimla, HP and three years in Delhi. He also served as member of Press Accreditation Committee (H. P. Govt.), ii) State Press Advisory Committee, iii) Press Gallery Committee State Legislative Assembly, and iv) Govt. Pahari Language Committee; General Secretary, Press Club, Shimla.[5]

Political career[edit]

Virbhadra Singh insisted and directed Agnihotri to make his way to politics in 2003 to contest from Santokgarh now known as Haroli constituency, in a Himachal Pradesh Assembly election in 2003.[6] Thereby, he keeps on winning the elections consecutively in 2007 and then 2012 and 2017[7] for the same constituency.[8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (12th Vidhan Sabha)". eVidhan, Himachal Pradesh. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Directorate of Industries Udyog Bhawan, Bemloe, Shimla-171001, Himachal Pradesh". Govt. Of Himachal Pradesh. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Himachal Pradesh 2012". Webrosoft. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Mukesh Agnihotri is new CLP leader in Himachal Pradesh". Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ "BIO-DATA OF MINISTERS !". himsamachar. deepak. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  6. ^ "'My Entry in Politics was Accidental' : Mukesh Agnihotri". divyahimachal. Divya Himachal Prakashan. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  7. ^ "StatReport_Vidhan_Sabha_Elections_2012_HP" (PDF). Election Commission India.
  8. ^ "Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election in 2003 Party Wise". Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election in 2007 Party Wise". Retrieved 11 May 2017.