Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
|Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
অধীর রঞ্জন চৌধুরী
|Member of the Indian Parliament
|Preceded by||Promothes Mukherjee|
|President of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee|
10 February 2014
|Preceded by||Pradip Bhattacharya|
|Union Minister of State for Railways|
28 October 2012 – 16 May 2014
|Preceded by||Kotla Jayasurya Prakasha Reddy|
|Succeeded by||Manoj Sinha|
|Preceded by||Sisir Kumar Sarkar|
|Succeeded by||Nripen Choudhury|
2 April 1956 |
Murshidabad, West Bengal, India
|Spouse(s)||Smt. Arpita Chowdhury|
|Children||1 Daughter (Died by Suicide)
1 Daughter (Adopted)
|Residence||9, Haribabu Lane
Berhampore - 2
West Bengal- 742102
|Profession||Social Reformer cum Politician|
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.
Having dropped out of school at age 15 when political atmosphere was very tense and violent. 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. 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.
On 28 October 2012 he was inducted in the Union Ministry under Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh as Minister of State for Railways.
After taking charge as Minister of State for Railways, he has reviewed the statutes of safety, punctuality and passenger amenities with Board Members and inspected Sealdah, Howrah, Beharampur etc. railway stations to check adequacy of passenger amenity facilities.
Eviction from government allotted bungalow
On 22 January 2015, he was allotted a different accommodation instead of his current government allotted bungalow. But Mr Chowdhury claimed that the house was already occupied by another person when he went to inspect it. He reportedly rejected three more alternatives. When the officials were determined to evict him, Mr Choudhury moved out on 2 February 2016. In the response, Mr Chowdhury wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that his dignity and prestige have been "severely injured" and he would like to move a privilege motion. "Have some dignity," the Supreme Court told him on 5 February 2016, dismissing his request to keep the house longer.
- Adhir Chowdhury -Political Profile Archived 6 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Adhir Chowdhury -Political Profile
- "In tough message, Cong makes Adhir Chowdhury PCC chief - Times of India". Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- "Congress MP suspended from Lok Sabha for a day". 27 July 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/have-some-dignity-congress-adhir-ranjan-chowdhury-told-by-supreme-court-1273951 'Have Some Dignity', Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told by Supreme Court of India
- "Evicted! Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Stayed A Year Too Long". Retrieved 20 September 2016.