Jai Prakash Agarwal -
President, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee
Jai Prakash Agarwal comes from a family of freedom fighters closely associated with Indian national Congress, the oldest and largest democratic political party of India. It was under the leadership of great freedom fighters of Indian National Congress that struggle for India’s independence was spearheaded. His father shri Ram charan Agarwal was a prominent freedom fighter.
Shri J.P.Agarwal is currently the Member of Parliament (Lok sabha) representing North East Delhi constituency since 2009. He is also Chairman of the House Committee, (Lok Sabha) He has been the member of All India Congress Committee since 1992 and President of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee since 2007.He has again been nominated as the President of DPCC in 2010.
Shri Agarwal is a graduate of Hansraj College, Delhi University. An active students’ leader; he was elected President of Youth Congress, Delhi District in 1973. He was elected to Municipal Corporation in 1983 and became Deputy Mayor of Delhi in 1984.He was elected Chairman Standing Committee and also became Leader of the Congress Party.
He became Vice President, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee in 1992. A veteran parliamentarian, he has been member of Lok Sabha and Rajya sabha since 1984. Currently, he is in his fifth term as a Member of Parliament. He enjoys intense affection and confidence of his electorates symbolizing highest standards of public life.
He is inspired by the ideals of nationalism, values of freedom and fairness. He strongly believes that leadership brings huge responsibility. He has strong belief that social awakening and economic empowerment is the pre requisite to and the best way to solve the problem of masses.
As a vibrant and public spirited Member of Parliament, he has been associated with prominent Committees of Parliament viz. Estimates Committee, Committee on Defense, Commerce and also became Chairman House Committee of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
He is President, India-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group and member of India-Australia, India-Bhutan Parliamentary Friendship Group.
Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal has many FIRSTS to his credit. He has the unique distinction of:
Being the FIRST one from Delhi to have been Member of both the Houses of Parliament Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
Being the FIRST one from Delhi to be fifth term Member of Parliament
Being the FIRST one from Delhi to have been chosen to be the Chairman of Housing Committees of both the Houses of Parliament.
Being the FIRST and only one from Delhi to speak for 2 hours on Private Member Bill of Compulsory Voting in India
A champion of peace and prosperity, shri Agarwal is always willing to take up the cause of weaker section of society, he also leads various social, cultural and business delegations in India and abroad. He strongly believes that accessibility and friendly demeanor vis-a vis the masses is the hallmark of any leadership aspiring for excellence in Public life.
Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal stands firmly for the highest moral values in public life, secularism, parliamentary democracy, national integration and Rule of Law. He has always been an ardent advocate of equality, human dignity, and above all social justice with inclusive growth. He is Patron and Chairperson of numerous social, cultural associations and trade unions.
Shri Agrawal is an avid traveler, has traveled far and wide across the continents.
His love for nature is too well known. He is a great supporter of environment. He is a music lover and has ear for both classical music and ghazals. A keen sportsman, he loves to play carom, cricket, Football and Hockey.
Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal was born in Delhi on 11th Nov 1944. He is married to Mrs.Sarita Agrawal and has two sons Amit & Mudit.