Bijoya Chakravarty

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Bijoya Chakravarty
Bijoya Chakravarty in August 2015.jpg
Bijoya Chakravarty in August 2015
Member of parliament
for Gauhati
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Preceded byKirip Chaliha
In office
13 May 1999 – 13 May 2004
Preceded byBhubaneshwar Kalita
Succeeded byKirip Chaliha
Union Minister of State for Water Resources
In office
13 May 1999 – 13 May 2004
Member of Rajya Sabha
In office
1986–1992
Personal details
Born (1939-10-07) 7 October 1939 (age 79)
Jorhat, Assam
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Jiten Chakravarty
ChildrenRanajit Chakravarty and Suman Haripriya
ResidenceGuwahati

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

Background[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHAKRAVARTY, SMT. BIJOYA". Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  2. ^ Exclusive: Cabinet Portfolio Names for BJP-led Govt in Assam
  3. ^ Meet Deka, The BJP MLA From Assam Who Faced Shocking
  4. ^ Fathers & sons, husbands & wives and a mother in place
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