Subrata Mukherjee

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Subrata Mukherjee
Minister for Public Health Engineering[1] & for Panchayat and Rural Development
Assumed office
20 May 2011
Preceded by Gautam Deb & Surjya Kanta Mishra
MLA
In office
1971–1977
Preceded by Jyoti Bhusan Bhattacharya
Succeeded by Sachin Sen
Constituency Ballygunge
MLA
In office
1996–2006
Preceded by Siddhartha Shankar Ray
Succeeded by Subrata Bakshi
Constituency Chowranghee
Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation
In office
12 July 2000 – 5 July 2005
Preceded by Prasanta Chatterjee
Succeeded by Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya
Constituency Ward No. 87
MLA
Assumed office
13 May 2011
Preceded by Ahmed Javed Khan
Constituency Ballygunge
Minister of Information and Cultural Affairs
Government of West Bengal
In office
2 April 1972 – 21 June 1977
Succeeded by Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
Constituency Ballygunge
MLA
In office
1982–1996
Preceded by Haripada Bharati
Succeeded by Sanjoy Bakshi
Constituency Jorabagan
Personal details
Born (1946-12-13)13 December 1946
Political party

All India Trinamool Congress

Indian National Congress
Residence Calcutta, India (present-day Kolkata, India)
Alma mater

University of Calcutta (M.A.)

Bangabasi College
Religion Hindu

Subrata Mukherjee is an Indian politician who has been Minister for Public Health Engineering in the Government of West Bengal since 2011.[2] He is a MLA, elected from the Ballygunge constituency in the 2011 West Bengal state assembly election.[3][4] He has been Village Development and Panchyat Minister since 27 December 2011.

Political career[edit]

In 1999, he joined hands with Mamata Banerjee, parting ways with the Indian National Congress.[5] This decision came from the Congress MLA, as Indian National Congress denied the INTUC General Secretary of the nomination to the governing body of the ILO for the second term.[6] He was made the Mayor of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation in 2000, as a Trinamool Congress candidate. However, even after being the Mayor as a Trinamool leader, he decided not to resign as a Congress member of the Legislative Assembly.[7] As Mayor, he had dreamt of a 300 ft-high Kolkata gate on EM Bypass, which would have cost Rs. 20-crore.[8] However, the project could not see the daylight, as it could not obtain clearance from the Pollution Control Board.

Ahead of the civic polls in 2005, Mukherjee quit Trinamool Congress following differences with the party chief and returned to the Congress. In May 2010, he left the Indian National Congress again and rejoined Trinamool Congress, leaving the post of Pradesh Congress Working President.[9]

In 2011, after the Trinamool Congress won a majority in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, he was made Minister for Public Health Engineering under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. In December 2011, he was given the additional charge of Panchayati Raj & Rural Development ministry, and replaced Chandranath Sinha.[10]

In February 2012, he was made the All India President of the INTTUC, instead of Sobhandeb Chatterjee.[11]

Under the leadership of Shru Subrata Mukherjee, the Public Health Engineering Department of the West Bengal Government launched some very innovative yet useful water treatment projects. The Water ATM was installed in Ekdalia Evergreen Club during the Durga Puja Festival of 2015, which would dispense 1 liter of Purified, chilled drinking water at Rs. 2. Seeing the success of the Water ATM during the pujas, the current Chief Minister of the state, Smt. Mamata Banerjee took up the project across the state. The Public Health Engineering Department also took up the project of providing packaged mineral water, Prandhara, in the same year.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WB Gov, wbgov.com; accessed 2 November 2015.
  2. ^ MSN
  3. ^ Hindustan Times
  4. ^ The Hindu
  5. ^ West Bengal Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee joins Trinamool Congress: NATION, India Today; accessed 2 November 2015.
  6. ^ Denied ILO nomination, Bengal Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee joins Mamata's party: INDIASCOPE, India Today; accessed 2 November 2015.
  7. ^ Profile, expressindia.indianexpress.com; accessed 2 November 2015.
  8. ^ Kolkata Gate may have to be shelved: Mayor - The Times of India
  9. ^ Subrata Mukherjee joins Trinamool, hindustantimes.com; accessed 2 November 2015.
  10. ^ Subrata new strongman in Didi's Cabinet, The Times of India; accessed 2 November 2015.
  11. ^ Subrata replaces Sobhandeb as INTTUC head, The Times of India; accessed 2 November 2015.