Manish Gupta (politician)

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Manish Gupta
Manish Gupta - Kolkata 2015-11-17 5101.JPG
Manish Gupta in Kolkata. Nov 2015
Succeeded by Udayan Guha
Minister for Development & Planning
In office
21 May 2011 – 21 November 2012
Succeeded by Rachhpal Singh
Minister for Power
In office
21 November 2012 – 2016
MLA
In office
13 May 2011 – 19 May 2016
Preceded by Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
Succeeded by Dr. Sujan Chakraborty
Constituency Jadavpur
Personal details
Born (1942-11-10) 10 November 1942 (age 73)
Political party Trinamool Congress
Residence 20 Suren Tagore Road, Kolkata - 700 019
Alma mater I.A.S
Religion Hindu

Manish Gupta is an Indian politician and the present Minister for Power in the Government of West Bengal. He is also an Member of the Legislative Assembly (India). In this election he historically defeated 16,684 votes his former boss,[1] the then incumbent Chief Minister of West Bengal, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, who remained the MLA of this constituency for twenty-four years.[2] He served under Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee as the Chief Secretary of West Bengal before he retired as an IAS officer. He also worked as the Chief Secretary of West Bengal under Chief Minister Jyoti Basu[3] - a time when Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was the Deputy Chief Minister.[citation needed]

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