Girish Dattatray Mahajan

Girish Mahajan is a politician from Jalgaon district of Maharashtra,He is current MLA of Jamner. He was minister of water resources, Medical education and minister for irrigation of Maharashtra state in Fadnavis's cabinet . Girish Mahajan is a member of the 14th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for the Jamner Constituency, serving his fifth term[1][1]

Girish Mahajan
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Minister for Water resources, Medical Education and Irrigation of Maharashtra
In office
LeaderDevendra Fadnavis
MLA of Jamner constituency
Assumed office
Personal details
Born17 May 1960
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Sadhana Mahajan
ParentsMr.Dattatrey Mahajan

Early lifeEdit

Mahajan was born in Jamner into a Marathi Gurjar[2] family.


As a college student, Mahajan was an active member of ABVP in 1978.[3] In the ABVP, he started as a grassroots worker where he painted walls and distributed promotional posters for politicians. He was appointed as Taluka President of ABVP.

Mahajan' political career commenced in earnest in the early eighties, when he became Taluka President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (youth wing of the BJP) in Maharashtra.

In 1992, Mahajan was elected as a Gram-Panchayat Election for Jamner. In 1995 he was elected to the Maharashtra state assembly for the first time. He served his 5th term as MLA as of 2014. Mahajan was sworn in as the Water Resources Minister[4] of Maharashtra on 31 October 2014. His government won a confidence motion by oral vote on 12 November 2014 allowing it to continue to govern.

Positions heldEdit

Within BJPEdit

  • President, BJYM Jamner Taluka (1988-1990).
  • Vice President, BJP Maharashtra (1993-1995).
  • District Chairman, BJP, Jalgaon (2006).
  • Party Pratod. BJP Legislature Party, Maharashtra State (2008).
  • Region Vice President, BJP, Maharashtra Pradesh (2011).


  • Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly - consecutive 5 Terms since 1995
  • Cabinet Minister : Irrigation Minister, Maharashtra State.
  • Guardian Minister : Guardian Minister(Nashik and Nandurbar)
  • Kumbhamela Minister : Kumbhamela Minister(Nashik)
  • Sarpanch, Jamner Gram Panchayat (1992-1995)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Jamner (Maharashtra) Election Results 2014, Current and Previous MLA". Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  2. ^ Article in Hindustan Times
  3. ^ "Politician".
  4. ^ "Minister Water Resources & CAD Mantralaya(Mumbai)".
Political offices

Preceded by
Ajit Pawar
Cabinet Minister for Water Resources, Maharashtra State
December 2014–present
Preceded by
Chhagan Bhujbal
Maharashtra State Guardian Minister for Nashik district
December 2014–present
Preceded by
Vijaykumar Gavit
Maharashtra State Guardian Minister for Nandurbar district
December 2014–present