Shri Prakash Mehta

Born on 22nd April 1959 into a Gujarati Middle class family. He got married to Kishori Mehta and has two sons, Abhishekh Mehta and Harsh Mehta. He used to run a Tea Leaves (Chaipatti) selling shop till the time RSS inducted him as a full time member. Prakash Mehta has come from a humble background and is known for his simple life style. Prakash Mehta was drawn to politics in his early teens and was a member of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). During 1975-77, as a youth, he actively participated and volunteered during the National Emergency and Corruption Movement launched by Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan.

Prakash Mehta considered Ghatkopar as his Karmabhoomi. He started working for the people of Ghatkopar from his young days. Prakash Mehta is a Great and eloquent orator. His commitment to address various issues of development and his ability to find practical solutions to the grievances has made him popular among the citizens.

Prakash Mehta took oath as Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra on 31st October 2014. He was declared as the Minister of Housing, Labor and Mining. In addition to this, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis entrusted Housing Minister Prakash Mehta with the responsibility of being Guardian Minister of Raigad on 26th December 2014. Guardian Ministers are appointed to look after the development plans and related affairs of each district.

In the year 1990, the people of Ghatkopar rewarded the leadership skills of Prakash Mehta and elected him as the MLA of Ghatkopar Vidhansabha. His vision for the society and humble nature has made him won the hearts of the people. Prakash Mehta is the only candidate from BJP Mumbai who has won the MLA Vidhansabha Elections for continuous five terms. Representing Ghatkopar Constituency for the past 25 years as MLA indicates strong bonding and relationship with the people of Ghatkopar. He has also served the bharatiya Janata Party in various capacities from Mandal Secretary to the President of Mumbai BJP. The most important characteristic of Prakash Mehta is easy accessibility with one and all.1) Highest number of Gardens and their beautification done in Ghatkopar by MLA Fund.

Landmark Contribution of Prakash Mehta

2) Played an important role in making Afzalpur Committee Report to solve the problems of people leaving in old building.

3) Rehabilitation of 30 to 40 slums and providing homes to more than 1 lakh people in buildings.

Positions held

  • President- Janata Party Yuva Morcha, Ghatkopar.
  • President- bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Ghatkopar.
  • President- bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Mumbai.
  • President- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sanskritik Committee.
  • President- BJP North East District, Mumbai.
  • President- BJP Mumbai.
  • Minister of State- Portfolio Labour, Housing, Slum Improvement, ULC.
  • Cabinet Minister Tourism, Consumer Protection and Guardian Minister of Mumbai Suburban District.
  • Cabinet Minister Excise and Guardian Department
  • Chairman Vishwatmak Om Gurudev College in Engineering.