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Guwahati Member of Parliament with her nephew
|Member of the India Parliament
|Preceded by||Kirip Chaliha|
|Union Minister of State for Water Resources|
|Member of Rajya Sabha|
7 October 1939 |
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Children||Ranajit Chakravarty and Suman Haripriya|
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.
Her son, Ranajit Chakravarty, died in 2017 at the age of 49..
- 1977-1979 District Secretary, Janata Party, Mangaldoi (Assam)
- 1986-1992 Member of parliament, Rajya Sabha of Asom Gana Parishad
- 1999-2004 Member of parliament, Lok Sabha representing Gauhati (Assam)
- 1999-2004 Union Minister of State for Water Resources
- 2007–present National Vice-President, Bhartiya Janata Party