Subrata Mukherjee

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Subrata Mukherjee
Minister for Public Health Engineering[1]
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 20, 2011
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
MLA
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 13, 2011
Preceded by Ahmed Javed Khan
Constituency Ballygunge
Personal details
Born 16 December 1946
Political party Indian National Congress

All India Trinamool Congress

Residence Kolkata
Alma mater University of Calcutta (M.A.)
Religion Hindu

Subrata Mukherjee is an Indian politician and the present Minister for Public Health Engineering in the Government of West Bengal.[2] He is also an MLA, elected from the Ballygunge constituency in the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011.[3][4]

He is also the Village Development and Panchyat Minister from 27 December 2011.

Political career[edit]

In 1999, he joined hands with Mamata Banerjee, parting his 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 the Congress member of the Legislative assembly.[7] As a 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.

However, 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, and joined Trinamool Congress, leaving the post of Pradesh Congress Working President.[9]

In 2011, he was made the Minister for Public Health Engineering. 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]

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