Mukesh Agnihotri

Mukesh Agnihotri (born 9 October 1962) is an Indian politician from Indian National Congress. Since 2022, he has served as Deputy Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh since 2022. He is also a Member of Legislative Assembly in the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Haroli Constituency in the Una District of Himachal Pradesh.[1]

Mukesh Agnihotri
Mukesh Agnihotri (cropped).jpg
1st Deputy Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
Assumed office
11 December 2022
GovernorRajendra Arlekar
CabinetSukhu ministry
Chief MinisterSukhvinder Singh Sukhu
Ministry and Departments
  • Jal Shakti
  • Transport
  • Language, Arts and Culture
Preceded byPosition established
Member of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
4 November 2003
Preceded byConstituency established
Leader of Opposition, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
5 January 2018 – 8 December 2022
Preceded byPrem Kumar Dhumal
Succeeded byJai Ram Thakur
Chairperson, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
27 December 2017 – 11 December 2022
Preceded byVirbhadra Singh
Succeeded bySukhvinder Singh Sukhu
Personal details
Born (1962-10-09) 9 October 1962 (age 60)
Sangrur, Punjab, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseSimmi Agnihotri

After winning the Haroli Constituency in Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections in 2003, 2007, 2012 and 2017, he was inducted into the Cabinet as Industries Minister with additional charge of Labour & Employment, Parliamentary Affairs, Information & Public Relations from 2012 to 2017.[2][3] He was the leader of the Congress Legislature Party in Himachal Pradesh from 2018 to 2022.[4]

Political careerEdit

The Minister of Industry, Himachal Pradesh, Shri Mukesh Agnihotri meeting the Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma, in New Delhi on February 04, 2013

Elected to State Legislative Assembly in March, 2003 and got re-elected in 2007 from Santokhgarh Assembly Constituency. In 2012 he won from Haroli Assembly constituency. Before delimitation in 2007, Haroli Assembly segment was known as Santokhgarh. He got re-elected to the thirteenth Vidhan Sabha (4th term) from Haroli in 2017. He was elected as Congress Legislature Party Leader on 4th January, 2018.[5] He won Haroli again in 2022 and currently is serving as the Deputy Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.

Personal lifeEdit

Agnihotri was born in Sangrur, Punjab. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations & Advertisement and M.Sc. in Mathematics. He is married to Prof. Simmi Agnihotri and has one daughter.[6]

See alsoEdit


  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". 6 January 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Mukesh Agnihotri To Be Himachal Congress Legislature Party Leader". NDTV. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Hon'ble Member Legislative Assembly". Retrieved 2 August 2022.