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|Minister for Public Health Engineering & Housing Affairs|
|Succeeded by||Subrata Mukherjee & Aroop Biswas|
|Preceded by||Amiya Bhusan Banerjee|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|Born||14 December 1954|
|Political party||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|Alma mater||University of Calcutta|
Gautam Deb is an Indian politician. In the Communist Party of India (Marxist) led Left Front government of West Bengal he served as the Housing Minister. He was a MLA, elected from Hasnabad constituency defeating Rafiqul Islam Mondal of Trinamool Congress in 2006 and 2001, and of Congress in 1996, Anath Bandhu Mitra of Congress in 1991 and Ananta Roy of Congress in 1987.
In the 2011 Assembly Election of West Bengal he filed his candidature from Dum Dum where he was defeated by Bratya Basu, the Bengali dramatist, director and actor who was a newcomer in politics. He was one of the 26 ministers who lost in this historic defeat of Communist Party of India (Marxist) led Left Front government.This however did not deter Deb who is still fighting against TMC and inspiring many through his speeches.
He is a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), and a Secretariat member of the party's West Bengal State Committee. On 28 January 2012, he was unanimously elected as the secretary of party's North 24-Parganas District Committee of 69 members, succeeding veteran leader Amitava Bose.
- "Knives out, hiss at man who went for cobra". The Telegraph. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "96 - Hasnabad Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
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