Prakash Mehta took oath as Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra on 31st October 2014. He was declared as the Minister of Housing, Labor and Mining. In addition to this, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis entrusted Housing Minister Prakash Mehta with the responsibility of being Guardian Minister of Raigad on 26th December 2014. Guardian Ministers are appointed to look after the development plans and related affairs of each district.
In the year 1990, the people of Ghatkopar rewarded the leadership skills of Prakash Mehta and elected him as the MLA of Ghatkopar Vidhansabha. His vision for the society and humble nature has made him won the hearts of the people. Prakash Mehta is the only candidate from BJP Mumbai who has won the MLA Vidhansabha Elections for continuous five terms. Representing Ghatkopar Constituency for the past 25 years as MLA indicates strong bonding and relationship with the people of Ghatkopar. He has also served the Bhartiya Janata Party in various capacities from Mandal Secretary to the President of Mumbai BJP. The most important characteristic of Prakash Mehta is easy accessibility with one and all.
1) Highest number of Gardens and their beautification done in Ghatkopar by MLA Fund.
2) Played an important role in making Afzalpur Committee Report to solve the problems of people leaving in old building.
3) Rehabilitation of 30 to 40 slums and providing homes to more than 1 lakh people in buildings.