Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
অধীর রঞ্জন চৌধুরী

Member of the Indian Parliament
for Berhampore

Incumbent

Assumed office
1999

Preceded by
Promothes Mukherjee

President of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee

Incumbent

Assumed office
10 February 2014

Preceded by
Pradip Bhattacharya

Union Minister of State for Railways

In office
28 October 2012 – 16 May 2014

President
Pranab Mukherjee

Preceded by
Kotla Jayasurya Prakasha Reddy

Succeeded by
Manoj Sinha

MLA

In office
1996–1999

Preceded by
Sisir Kumar Sarkar

Succeeded by
Nripen Choudhury

Constituency
Nabagram

Personal details

Born
(1956-04-02) 2 April 1956 (age 60)
Murshidabad, West Bengal, India

Political party
INC

Spouse(s)
Smt. Arpita Chowdhury

Children
1 Daughter (Died by Suicide)
1 Daughter (Adopted)

Residence
9, Haribabu Lane
P.O.-Cossimbazar
Berhampore – 2
West Bengal- 742102

Profession
Social Reformer cum Politician

Religion
Bengali Hindu

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (born 2 April 1956) was born in a Bengali family is currently a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Berhampore constituency of West Bengal and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.[1]

Contents

1 Political career
2 Controversies

2.1 Eviction from government allotted bungalow

3 References
4 External links

Political career[edit]
Having dropped out of school at age 15 when political atmosphere was very tense and violent.[citation needed] He became MLA in 1996 and MP in 1999. The District Congress president, Shri Adhir was widely considered the chief architect of party’s victory in zila parishad elections as also in elections to various municipalities in Murshidabad district.[citation needed] When Chowdhury has contested the Berhampore Lok Sabha seat, nobody expected him to win as Berhampore had not been won by the Congress since 1951 and was an RSP stronghold. He has won the Berhampore Lok Sabha seat consecutively since 1999. He took the initiative in the election campaigns of Pranab Mukherjee from Jangipur parliamentary constituency in Murshidabad district in 2004 and also in 2009 which won him the favour of the Congress high command.He was also responsible for the recent election of President Pranab’s son Abhijit Mukherjee from the Jangipur Lok Sabha seat.[citation needed]
On 28 October 2012 he was inducted in the Union Ministry under Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh as Minister of S
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