Shri Prakash Manchubhai Mehta, (Hon'ble Minister for Housing)

Name: Shri Prakash Manchubhai Mehta
Date of Birth: 22nd April 1959
Spouse: Smt. Kishori
Children: Abhishek & Harsh
Languages Known: Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati
Party & Constituency: BJP, 170- Ghatkopar (East)
Hobbies: Reading, Writing and Social work
  • SSC

Position Held

  • RSS Swayamsevak since childhood (1975) and participated in Anti-corruption agitation called by Jaiprakash Narayan
  • Joined Janata Party in 1977
  • President- Janata Yuva Morcha in 1978
  • Joined BJP under the leadership of Shri Atalbhihari Vajpayee 1980
  • President- Bhartiya Yuva Morcha, Mumbai Suburban 1982
  • Contested Assembly election in 1985 and secured No 2 position
  • Became President, Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morch, Mumbai in 1987
  • President- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cultural Committee in 1988Elected Member of Legislative Assembly from Ghatkopar Constituency  in 1990 and sorted out many problems
  • Appointment as President, BJP eastern Suburban in 1990Reelected as Member of Legislative Assembly for the second time from Ghatkopar with record break voting margin of 31,000
  • Minister of State for Labour, Housing, Housing repair, Slum Rehabilitation, Urban Land Ceiling- 1995
  • Served as Cabinet Minister for Consumer Protection, Special Assistance, and Tourism and also appointed as Guardian Minister of Mumbai Suburban- from 20th August 1997
  • Served as Minister for State Excise and Special assistance from 21st June 1997
  • Elected as Member of Legislative Assembly for the third time from Ghatkopar Constituency with record break margin of 44,000 votes. Congress and NCP were contested election separately.

Other Positions

  • Founder Member: Jain Jagruti Centre, Pink Pantnagar
  • Chairman: Jagruti Group, Ghatkopar
  • Advisor: Advisor to Youth Form Trust
  • Closely associated with many social, cultural, educational institutions.