|Member of the Indian Parliament
|Preceded by||Bijoy Krishna Modak|
|Succeeded by||Sakti Mohan Malik|
7 November 1945 |
Hooghly, West Bengal
|Children||1 son and 1 daughter|
|Residence||Khanakul, Hooghly District|
|As of 17 September, 2006
Anil Basu (Bengali: অনিল বসু) (born 7 November 1946) is an Indian politician and a former member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) political party. He was elected for the first time to the 8th Lok Sabha in 1984 from Arambagh constituency in West Bengal. He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004 from the same constituency. He was caught making derogatory remarks about Mamta Banerjee and for this he was severely criticised by his own partymen. In 2012, he was expelled from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on charge of nepotism, anti-party activities & breach of discipline.
Highest victory margin
In the 2004 Lok Sabha polls Anil Basu of CPI(M) won the Arambagh seat by a margin of 592,502 votes, which was the highest ever victory margin in Lok Saba polls in the country till it was broken by Pritam Munde of the BJP with a new record margin of 696,321 votes from Beed in Maharashtra.
- Official biographical sketch in Parliament of India website Archived 23 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Lok Sabha polls: CPM's Anil Basu holds record for highest victory margin". The Times of India, 3 April 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- "Munde's daughter Pritam wins Beed Lok Sabha bypoll by record margin". The Times of India. 19 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
- "Munde's daughter breaks Modi's Lok Sabha record". India Today. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
- "ConstituencyWise-All Candidates".
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