Ashok Jugnauth Barrister

Ashok Kumar Jugnauth (Born आशोक कुमार जग्नोथ on 4 January 1953) is former Mauritian Member of Parliament and was the Minister of Health of Mauritius from 2000 to 2005 serving in the cabinet of Anerood Jugnauth from 2000 to 2003 and Paul Berenger from 2003 to 2005. He succeeded to pull off the Political career in Mauritius as he forms part of the Jugnauth Family. He is the younger brother of Sir Anerood Jugnauth. He was minister during his brother's term as Prime Minister. Ashok was born in the Jugnauth Family, one of the most powerful families in Mauritius at La Caverne, Vacoas. He went higher studies and became a lawyer same as others. His brothers, sons and nephews all are well known as Barristers. He stood up his career being trained and shaped by his elder brother and became member of the Militant Socialist Movement and began his career. He was appointed by Sir Anerood Jugnauth in 2000 after winning at general elections. In 2005, due to lost in elections, he stayed as member of the opposition led by his nephew Pravind Jugnauth. He claimed to become the leader of the MSM party. He being more senior, he claimed to be next leader and head to Prime Minister in 2010.

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Date of birth
January 4th, 1953
Place of birth

Political engagements

Mouvement Socialiste Militant

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The Mouvement Socialiste Militant is a centre-left political party in Mauritius that adheres to the philosophies of socialism and political democracy. It is the 3rd largest political party in the National Assembly. It has in all 13 seats directly elected from the 2010 general elections. It is one of the three biggest political parties in the country, the others being the Labour Party and Mouvement Militant Mauricien. The Militant Socialist Movement emerged in 1983 out of the split between the then coalition government led by MMM leader Paul Bérenger and Parti Socialiste Mauricien led by Harish Boodhoo. The two parties which formed a coalition government from 1982 broke their alliance just 19 months after. Sir Anerood Jugnauth who was prime minister and the president of the MMM made an agreement with Harish Boodhoo. The coalition broke and Jugnauth parted ways with his leader Berenger and associated him with a new party with dissidents from the Mauritian Socialist Party and the MMM members who were not in agreement with Berenger. The people along with Jugnauth as Leader formed the MSM. The MSM is a party led by the historical & political Jugnauth family in Mauritius.

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born 1930
born 1954
born 1958
born 1961


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