Bijoya Chakravarty

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Bijoya Chakravarty
Bijoya Chakravarty with her nephew.jpg
Guwahati Member of Parliament with her nephew
Member of the India Parliament
for Gauhati
Assumed office
Preceded by Kirip Chaliha
In office
Union Minister of State for Water Resources
In office
Member of Rajya Sabha
In office
Personal details
Born (1939-10-07) 7 October 1939 (age 78)
Jorhat, Assam
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Jiten Chakravarty
Children Ranajit Chakravarty and Suman Haripriya
Residence Guwahati

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


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 and 2014 representing the BJP.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Jiten Chakravarty and has a daughter, Suman Haripriya, who was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly election in 2016 from Hajo Vidhan Sabha constituency.[2][3][4]

Her son, Ranajit Chakravarty, died in 2017 at the age of 49.[5]

Positions held[edit]