Abhishek Banerjee

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Abhishek Banerjee
Abhishek Banerjee, MP Lok Sabha.jpg
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
2014
Preceded bySomendra Nath Mitra
ConstituencyDiamond Harbour
President, All India Trinamool Youth Congress
Assumed office
2011
President, Trinamool Chhatra Parishad
Assumed office
2011
Personal details
Born7 November 1987 (1987-11-07) (age 32)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Alma materIndian Institute of Planning and Management
ProfessionSocial Worker, Politician

Abhishek Banerjee (born 7 November 1987) is an Indian politician. He is a member of the All India Trinamool Congress and he is currently serving as a Member of Parliament, Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency), South 24 Parganas, West Bengal since 2014. Banerjee has also been the National President of All India Trinamool Youth Congress since 2011,[1] the youth wing of the All India Trinamool Congress, currently in power in the Indian state of West Bengal.

As a politician, Banerjee has expertise in finance, trade and commerce and external affairs. He has served as a member of the Standing Committee[2] of Commerce in 2014. He was also selected as a member of the Consultative Committee under the Ministry of Finance and Corporate affairs in 2014. He had served as a member of Railway Convention Committee (R.C.C.) from April 2015 to May 2019.

Besides an active career in politics, Banerjee is known for his noteworthy contributions in the field of social welfare.He currently serves as a member of Standing Committee[2] of External Affairs since September 2019.

Personal life[edit]

Abhishek Banerjee is the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.[3] He was born and raised in Kolkata, India to Shri. Amit Banerjee and Smt. Lata Banerjee.[2] Banerjee attended Nava Nalanda High School and M.P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School in West Bengal. Later, Banerjee moved to Delhi and pursued his B.B.A. and M.B.A. in Human Resource and Marketing from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM),[2] New Delhi in 2009. Banerjee married Smt. Rujira Banerjee on 24 February 2012.Rujira Banerjee has also been questioned by Customs Authority of India in the matter of gold smuggling in May 2019. Her matter was also raised by Ministry of Home Affairs in regards to Overseas citizenship of India. [2] He has two children, a daughter named Azania and a son named Aayansh.[2]

Political career[edit]

Abhishek Banerjee joined politics as a member of All India Trinamool Congress in 2011 after the party had uprooted 34 years of Communist Party of India (Marxist) led Left Front regime by winning the Assembly Election in the same year. Abhishek Banerjee was recognised as the youth icon of All India Trinamool Congress when he was selected as the National President of All India Trinamool Youth Congress in 2011.[4]

In 2014, Banerjee contested the Lok Sabha Elections on behalf of All India Trinamool Congress as a candidate from the constituency of Diamond Harbour and won by a significant margin defeating the nearest opponent from Communist Party of India (Marxist).[5] At that time, Banerjee was the youngest parliamentarian in the lower house.[6] He introduced the people of Diamond Harbour to a better living. He had also arranged the M.P Cup Football Tournament[7] in his constituency to inspire the youth to engage in sports and physical activities. After the successful completion of his first tenure, Banerjee won the 2019 Lok Sabha Election from Diamond Harbour with a huge margin of 3,20,678 votes, defeating the nearest opponent from BJP.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PTI (17 October 2014). "Mamata Banerjee sets stage for nephew Abhishek for bigger role in Trinamool Congress". dnaindia.com. Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 14 April 2020. Entrusting Trinamool Congress MP and nephew Abhishek Banerjee with more responsibilities, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today merged the 'Trinamool Congress Yuva' with the party's youth wing.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Parliament of India - Lok Sabha Official Website".
  3. ^ "Elections India - Abhishek Banerjee Biography".
  4. ^ "All India Trinamool Congress Official Website".
  5. ^ "Elections.in - India's First Elections Website".
  6. ^ "Youth Parliament: What it means to have 64 MPs aged below 40". The Indian Express. As nephew of party chief Mamata Banerjee, Abhishek rose swiftly within the party. In 2011, at 23, he became national president of the All India Trinamool Youth Congress. Soon after his debut election in 2014, which he won against the CPI’s Abul Hasnat from Diamond Harbour, Abhishek was made a member of several key parliamentary committees, including the Standing Committee on Commerce.
  7. ^ "All India Trinamool Congress Official Website".
  8. ^ "Elections.in - India's First Elections Website".

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