Partha Chatterjee (politician)

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Partha Chatterjee
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Minister for Information Technology
Assumed office
May 20, 2011
Governor M. K. Narayanan
Preceded by Nirupam Sen
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs
Assumed office
May 20, 2011
Assumed office
Governor M. K. Narayanan
Preceded by Nirmal Mukherjee
Constituency Behala Paschim
Personal details
Born (1955-10-06)6 October 1955
Political party Trinamool Congress
Alma mater University of Calcutta

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management

Religion Hindu
Not to be confused with political theorist and historian Partha Chatterjee (scholar).

Partha Chatterjee is an Indian politician of West Bengal. He represents Trinamool Congress.

Early life[edit]

Partha Chatterjee was born in Calcutta. His alma mater is Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur[1] and then Asutosh College,[1] where he studied economics.He holds a post-graduate degree in business administration.[2][3]


Partha Chatterjee worked as a HR professional with Andrew Yule.

He was elected a MLA from Behala Paschim in 2001, and subsequently re-elected from the same constituency in 2006. In 2011 he won by a margin of 59,021 votes.[4][5]

He was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister in the Mamata Banerjee ministry on 20 May and allotted the portfolios of commerce and industry, public enterprises, information technology and parliamentary affairs.[6]

He was nominated deputy leader of the house in 2011.[2] He was leader of the opposition in the West Bengal assembly during 2006-2011.[3]


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  2. ^ a b Ganguly, Arnab (2011-05-16). "Mamata issues model code Dos and don’ts for Trinamul ranks". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph 16 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Team Mamata". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph 9 April 2011. 2011-04-09. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  4. ^ "113 - Behala West Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  5. ^ "Behala Paschim". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  6. ^ "The Ministry". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 21 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-21.