He joined active politics in 1995 by joining
Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) and nominated as
central executive member of it.
In 1996 General Assembly Election he
contested from Sadiya Constituency. He was
elected as the youngest MLA at the age of 30
years. In the year 1998, he became the
Minister of Tourism, Assam. In 2001, he was
elected as MLA for second time. In 2004, he
was nominated as spokesperson and member of
steering committee of AGP. From 2008 to 2012
he was nominated as general secretary of the
In 2011, after another poor showing of AGP
in the state assembly election he along with
some of his colleagues started a reform
process of the party. His initiatives were
supported by many leading intellectuals of
the state. But he failed to motivate the top
leadership to reform and restructure the
party. In frustration some of his colleagues
left the AGP and joined other political
parties. Jagadish Bhuyan too resigned from
the primary membership of AGP and joined
Bharatiya Janata Party. He is currently the
executive member of BJP, Assam Pradesh.
7, 2015 after stating "I have lost faith in
the AGP which has become directionless and
was shrinking each passing day. The BJP on
the other hand is the right party to fight
for the cause of Assam..." Jagadish Bhuyan
along with several senior members of the AGP
from Tinsukia district to join the BJP.
Now he is
the one of the Media Panelist of the party.
He is currently the Chairman of Assam
Petrochemicals Limited with Cabinet Rank.
December 12, 2019 when BJP led NDA passed
controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill
(CAB) in Parliament of India and made it
Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) without any
safeguard to Assam Mr. Bhuyan resigned from
the primary membership of BJP along with the
Chairmanship of Assam Petrochemicals Limited
and his Cabinet Rank on December 13, 2019.
Jagadish Bhuyan told media "When I saw the
revised CAA was against Assamese people, I
decided to quit. From now I will take part
in anti-citizen law protests".
regional political party promoted by the All
Assam Students Union (AASU) and Asom
Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP)
has been named the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP).
Jagadish Bhuyan has been appointed as the
coordinator of the party. The party has
started its organizational activities and it
will hold a people's convention in November.