|Born||15 December 1970|
|Residence||Contai, District- Purba Medinipur, West Bengal|
|Alma mater||Contai P. K. College|
Suvendu Adhikari is an Indian politician and member of the 15th Lok Sabha. He was elected as a Trinamool Congress candidate from Tamluk. An honours graduate, he was born on 15 December 1970. He is the son of [Sisir Adhikari], former Union Minister of State for Rural Development in the Manmohan Singh government.
Credited as the man who galvanised the people of Nandigram under the umbrella of the Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee, when rumours of land acquisition for a chemical hub had triggered a movement, Suvendu Adhikari was a member of the Legislative Assembly from Contai. Suvendu defeated CPI(M)’s strongman Lakshman Seth, who led the charge in recapturing the villages from Trinamool Congress supporters leading to a bloodbath in 2007, by a margin of 1.73 lakh votes.
In the 2009 Lok Sabha candidate’s affidavit data Suvendu Adhikari mentioned that there were three criminal cases in which he was accused but there were none in which he was convicted. Suvendu Adhikari alleged, “The CPI-M leaders, here, are trying to regain lost ground with the help of a section of police and administrative officers by framing false cases against our workers."
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