Sovandeb Chattopadhyay

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Sovandeb Chattopadhyay
Minister of Power
In office
27 May, 2016 – Incumbent
Preceded by Manish Gupta
Constituency Rashbehari
MLA
In office
1998 – Incumbent
Preceded by Hoimi Basu
Constituency Rashbehari
MLA
In office
1991–1998
Preceded by Hemen Mojumdar
Succeeded by Sujan Chakraborty
Constituency Baruipur
Personal details
Born (1944-07-24) July 24, 1944 (age 73)
Political party

Trinamool Congress

Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Supriya Chattopadhayay
Children 2 Sons
Residence Baruipur
Alma mater University of Calcutta (B.Sc.-LL.B.)

Sovandeb Chattopadhyay is an Indian politician representing Trinamool Congress and is the first elected MLA of the party, elected in 1998.

He was the Chief Whip of his party in the West Bengal Vidhan Sabha from 2011 to 2016. On May 27, 2016 he took charge as the Hon'ble Minister of Power, Government of West Bengal.[1]

A boxer in his younger days, he is a veteran trade union leader, armed with degrees in science and law.[2][3] He is president of Kolkata Auto Rickshaw Operators’ Union.[4]

Sovandeb Chattopadhyay won the Baruipur seat as a Congress candidate in 1991 and 1996[5][6]and as a Trinamool Congress candidate won the Rasbehari seat in 2001 and 2006,.[7][8] In 2011 he was pitted against a green-horn and won by nearly 50,000 votes and was further re-elected in 2016. Currently he is the Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge, Department of Power and Non Conventional Energy Sources, Government of West Bengal. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ganguly, Arnab (16 May 2011). "Mamata issues model code Dos and don’ts for Trinamul ranks". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph 16 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  2. ^ a b Mitra, Tirthankar. "A one-sided contest more than ever before". The Statesman 19 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  3. ^ "DIAL M FOR MLA". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph 16 May 2011. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Strike may bring city to a standstill today". The Statesman 6 September 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  5. ^ "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 November 2014.