Ajay Bhatt is an Indian politician who belongs to the Uttarakhand state of India. He is the member of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the Uttarakhand State BJP President and leader of opposition in Uttarakhand legislative assembly. Previous to this post he has served as health minister of Uttarakhand for the very first government of Uttarakhand state.

Early life

Ajay Bhatt was born in 1960 to Mr. Kamalapati Bhatt in Dwarahat, Uttarakhand. His father was a poor farmer and daily wager. He got his primary education from Dwarahat. After school, Bhat obtained B.A. and LL.B. degrees from SSJ Campus, Kumaun University Almora.
He started his career as a lawyer from Ranikhet court.
Bhatt is married to Pushpa Bhatt, who is also a lawyer. The couple has two daughters and a son.

Political career

Ajay Bhatt joined BJP since his college days. He was the member of RSS. BJP is the political wing of RSS. He was first elected forUttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1996. In 2001 he became the health minister of Uttarakhand. He was again elected from Ranikhet in 2002 and 2012. He lost this seat in 2007 to Congress. In 2015, Bhatt was appointed as the party president for Uttarakhand BJP. In 2016, Ajay Bhatt was criticized along with his party leaders for breaking congress party’s elected MLAs. BJP and Bhatt demanded a president rule in Uttarakhand which was overruled by Supreme Court of India.