Harsh Mahajan is an Indian politician who is known for leaving the Congress party in 2022 and joining the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal.
Harsh Mahajan was born on Monday, 12 December 1955 (age 67 years; as of 2022) in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in commerce at Sriram College of Commerce, New Delhi and a master’s degree in business administration at Delhi University, New Delhi.
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Hair Colour: Semi-bald
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Harsh’s father’s name is Desh Raj Mahajan, who was the speaker of the assembly and cabinet minister.
Wife & Children
He got married to Uma Singh on 7 June 1983.
Harsh started his political career in 1972 when he joined Indian National Congress. He is a three-time former MLA from Chamba. In 1989, he was appointed as the President of the State Youth Congress. In 1993, he became the parliamentary secretary of the State Legislative Assembly. In 1998, he was again appointed as the parliamentary secretary of the State Legislative Assembly. In 2003, he served as the cabinet minister in the animal husbandry department. From 2013 to 2018, he served as the chairman of the Himachal Pradesh Cooperative Department. He has served as a vice president and general secretary in Himachal Pradesh Congress for twenty-five years from 1987 to 2022. In 2022, he left the Indian National Congress. On 28 September 2022, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Harsh Mahajan after joining BJP
- In 2022, Harsh left the Congress party in presence of Union minister Piyush Goyal and party general secretary Vinod Tawade in New Delhi. While giving the reason for leaving the party, he said,
I’ve been in Congress for about 45 years. I didn’t lose an election. Congress was there till Virbhadra Singh was there. Today, Congress has become directionless. There is no vision and there is no leadership. After the passing away of Virbhadra Singh, there is nothing left for the Congress in the state. Congress will not win in Himachal, and the BJP will win again. PM Modi is the only leader who will take the country forward.”