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Mamata Banerjee

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    Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee, a veteran Indian politician, is eighth Chief Minister of West Bengal. Mamata Banarjee is the 1st lady to hold the office of Chief Minister in West Bengal. She was born on January 5, 1955 in Kolkata, West Bengal.

    Family details

    Mamata banerjee was born in a Bengali family. Her father’s name was Shri Promileswar Banerjee & her mother’s name was Smt. Gayatri Devi. Her father died when she was 9 years of age. Mamata Banerjee is a spinster.

    Career

    Mamata Banerjee completed her graduation in History honours subject from Jogomaya Devi College, Kolkata. She did her master’s in Islamic History from Calcutta University. She attained a degree in Education from Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata and law degree from Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College, Kolkata. She joined Congress (I) Party & served in diverse posts both within the party & in other political groups.

    Profession

    1976 – 1980: Mamata Banejee was the General Secretary of Mahila Congress (I) in West Bengal

    1978 – 1981: Mamata Banerjee was the Secretary of District Congress Committee of Calcutta South

    1984: Mamata Banerjee was elected as the member of 8th Lok Sabha.

    1985 – 1987: Mamata Banerjee was the Member of Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

    1987 – 1988: Mamata Banerjee was the Member of:

    • Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development

    • National Council of All India Youth Congress (I)

    • Consultative Committee on Ministry of Home Affairs

    1988: Mamata Banerjee was the Executive Committee Member of Congress Parliamentary Party

    1989: Mamata Banerjee was the Executive Committee Member of Pradesh Congress Committee

    1990: Mamata Banerjee was the Youth Congress President of West Bengal

    1991: Mamata Banerjee was elected as the member of the tenth Lok Sabha

    1991 – 1993: Mamata Banerjee was the Union Minister of State

    1993 – 1996: Mamata Banerjee was the Member of Committee on Home Affairs

    1995 – 1996: Mamata Banerjee was the:

    • Member of Committee on Public Accounts

    • Consultative Committee Member of the Ministry of Home Affairs

    1996: Mamata Banerjee was elected as the member of eleventh Lok Sabha

    1996 – 1997: Mamata Banerjee was the Member of:

    • Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs

    • Committee on Home Affairs

    1997: Mamata Banerjee founded the All India Trinamool Congress & became its Chairperson.

    1998: Mamata Banerjee was re - elected as a member of twelth Lok Sabha

    1998 – 1999: Mamata Banerjee was the:

    • Chairman of Committee on Railways
    • Member of Ministry of Home Affairs Consultative Committee
    • Member of General Purposes Committee

    1999: Mamata Banerjee was:

    • Elected as the member of thirteenth Lok Sabha
    • Appointed as the Member of General Purposes Committee
    • Leader of All India Trinamool Congress in Lok Sabha

    Oct 1999 -  Mar 2001: Mamata Banerjee was the Union Cabinet Minister of Railways

    2001 – 2003: Mamata Banerjee was the Consultative Committee Member of Ministry of Industries

    9 Jan 2004 - May 2004: Mamata Banerjee served as Union Cabinet Minister of Coal and Mines

    2004: Mamata Banerjee was elected as the member of fourteenth Lok Sabha for the 6th time.

    2006: Mamata Banerjee was made the Member of Home Affairs Committee

    2009: Mamata Banerjee was elected as the member of fifteenth Lok Sabha

    31 May 2009 - 19 July 2011: Mamata Banerjee was:

    • Union Cabinet Minister for the Railways
    • Leader of All India Trinamool Congress in Lok Sabha

    Oct 2011: Mamata Banerjee resigned as the member of fifteenth Lok Sabha

    May 2011: Mamata Banerjee became the 1st woman Chief Minister of West Bengal

    Achievements

    • Mamata Banerjee effectively formed a new party after untying from Congress in the year 1997.

    • In the year 2002, when Mamata Banerjee was Railway Minister, she introduced new trains, few express train services, augmented frequency of trains, aimed at mounting tourism & also planned the IRCTC.

    • Mamata Banerjee energetically protested on October 20, 2005 against forcible land acquirement of farmers 7 agriculturists for industrialization in West Bengal

    Books and documentaries

    Books by Mamata Banerjee in Bengali language:

    • Upalabdhi

    • Janatar Darbare

    • Maa – Mati - Manush

    • Manavik

    • Anubhuti

    • Motherland

    • Trinamool

    • Ashubho Shanket

    • Janmaini

    • Jago Banglaa

    • Andolaner Katha

    • Ganotantre Lajja

    Books by Mamata Banerjee in English language

    • Slaughter of Democracy

    • Smile

    • Dark Horizon

    • Struggle for Existence

     

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