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PARTHA CHATTERJEE

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Minister of School Education Government of West Bengal.

NAME – Partha Chatterjee

PROFESSION– Politician.

BORN – 06 / 10 / 1952

PLACE OF BIRTH – Calcutta

FATHER’S NAME – Late B.K. Chatterjee

MOTHER’S NAME –N/A

SPOUSE –Babli Chaterjee

SIBLINGS –N/A

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EDUCATION – He did his schooling from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur and studied economics from Asutosh College. He also holds a post-graduate degree in business administration. He recently received his doctorate degree from North Bengal University.

POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS/PARTY– Trinamool Congress

OFFICIAL WEBSITE– N/A

REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT– N/A

AWARDS – In 2009, he was awarded the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize for his contribution in the field of education.

BACKGROUND

Partha Chatterjee is an Indian politician of West Bengal. He represents Trinamool Congress and holds office of General Secretary of West Bengal of the All India Trinamool Congress.

Partha Chatterjee was born in Calcutta. He has completed his schooling from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur and studied economics from Asutosh College. He holds a post-graduate degree in business administration. He recently completed received doctorate degree from North Bengal University.

His PhD thesis is on “Transformation of industrial economy to knowledge economy with reference to Human Resource Management”.

Partha Chatterjee is a minister in the Mamata Banerjee government of West Bengal party and is considered among the core group of the party. He is the Minister of School Education, Parliamentary Affairs.

It is said that Partha Chatterjee is one of the big leaders of TMC as well as one of the biggest trust characters of Mamta Banerjee. He is also general secretary of Trinamool Congress Partha Chatterjee has a special place in the TMC government.

He has been re-elected as an MLA from Behala Paschim constituency thrice and handles the portfolios of Commerce and Industry, Information Technology and Electronics.

MAJOR INITIATIVES TAKEN– Apart from being a professor of political science, he has also been the director of the “Center for Studies in Social Science”, Calcutta. It is a founding member of the Subaltern Studies Collective.

He played a crucial role in Singur and Nandigram revolution along with Mamata Banerjee. He also started a newspaper ‘Jago Bangla’ which is considered as a mouthpeice of the Trinamool Party.

CARRIER TIMELINE/POSITION HELD

2001- He was elected as an MLA from Behala Paschim

2006- He was re-elected from the Behala Paschim constituency.

2006- He was the Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from 2006 to 2011.

2011- He was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and allotted the portfolios of Commerce and Industry, Public Enterprises, Information Technology and Electronics and Parliamentary affairs.

2011-He was nominated as deputy leader of the house in 2011.

2016- He was re-elected from the same constituency and became the Minister-in-Charge of Higher Education and School Education Department, West Bengal Government.

2021-In west Bengal assembly election he was re-elected from the same constituency.

2021- The portfolios of Commerce and Industry, Information Technology and Electronics given to him.

CONTROVERSIES/CASES –N/A

Last updated on 19-07-2021

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