|Minister for Public Health Engineering|
May 20, 2011
|Preceded by||Jyoti Bhusan Bhattacharya|
|Succeeded by||Sachin Sen|
|Preceded by||Siddhartha Shankar Ray|
|Succeeded by||Subrata Bakshi|
May 13, 2011
|Preceded by||Ahmed Javed Khan|
|Born||16 December 1946|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Alma mater||University of Calcutta (M.A.)|
Subrata Mukherjee is an Indian politician and the present Minister for Public Health Engineering in the Government of West Bengal. He is also an MLA, elected from the Ballygunge constituency in the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011.
He is also the Village Development and Panchyat Minister from 27 December 2011.
In 1999, he joined hands with Mamata Banerjee, parting his ways with the Indian National Congress. 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. 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. As a Mayor, he had dreamt of a 300 ft-high Kolkata gate on EM Bypass, which would have cost Rs. 20-crore. 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 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.
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- Hindustan Times
- The Hindu
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