Bijoya Chakravarty

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Bijoya Chakravarty
MP
Constituency Gauhati
Personal details
Born (1939-10-07) 7 October 1939 (age 75)
Jorhat, Assam
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Jiten Chakravarty
Residence Guwahati
Religion Hindusim

Bijoya Chakravarty (Assamese: বিজয়া চক্ৰৱৰ্তী) (born 1939 in Jorhat, Assam), is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party.[1]

Background[edit]

Born in a Assamese Hindu family ,Bijoya began her political career in the Janata Party. She subsequently joined the regional Asom Gana Parishad and served in the Rajya Sabha from 1986 to 1992. Following her stint in the Rajya Sabha, she joined the Bhartiya Janata Party.

She represented the Gauhati in the 13th Lok Sabha. She won this seat for the BJP for the first time ever in 1999. Under the premiership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, she served as the Union Minister of State for Water Resources. In 2004, the BJP decided to field singer Bhupen Hazarika in her place, causing widespread protests from BJP party workers. Hazarika lost the elections. The BJP understood its mistake and re-nominated Bijoya in the 2009 Lok Sabha election from the Gauhati seat. As a result, she again won the seat in 2009 representing the BJP.

Positions held[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHAKRAVARTY, SMT. BIJOYA". Retrieved 7 January 2013.