|8th Chief Minister of West Bengal|
|Assumed office |
20 May 2011
|Governor||M. K. Narayanan|
|Preceded by||Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee|
|Minister of Railway|
13 October 1999 – 16 March 2001
22 May 2009 – 19 May 2011
|Preceded by||Lalu Prasad Yadav|
|Succeeded by||Dinesh Trivedi (pro tem)|
|Member of Parliament for Kolkata Dakshin|
|Preceded by||Biplab Dasgupta|
|Succeeded by||Subrata Bakshi|
|Member of Parliament for Jadavpur|
|Preceded by||Somnath Chatterjee|
|Succeeded by||Malini Bhattacharya|
|Member of Legislative Assembly |
|Assumed office |
25 September 2011
|Born||5 January 1955|
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
|Political party||Congress (Left In 1/1/1998) Trinamool Congress (1991-Present)|
|Residence||Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Alma mater||Jogamaya Devi College (B.A.)|
University of Calcutta (M.A.)
Shri Shikshayatan College (B.Ed.)
Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College (LL.B.)
Mamata Banerjee (Bengali: মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়) (born 5 January 1955), popularly known as "Didi", is an Indian politician. She became the Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal on 20 May 2011. She is the first woman Chief Minister of the state. She is also the founder and chairperson of the Trinamool Congress. Mamata Banerjee is also the Minister for Home, Health and Family Welfare, Land and Land Reforms, Information and Cultural Affairs, Hill Affairs, Minority Affairs and Madrassah Education, Agriculture, Power and Personnel and Administrative Reforms departments. She is a good orator. Her followers call her "Didi" (meaning the elder sister).
Mamata Banerjee has defeated the 34-year-old the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front government in West Bengal. That government was the world's longest-serving democratically-elected communist government.
In the past, she was the Minister of Railways twice, Minister of Coal once, and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and Women and Child Development once in the cabinet of the Government of India.
References[change | change source]
- Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency)
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Other websites[change | change source]
- Official biographical sketch in Parliament of India website Archived 2010-05-03 at the Wayback Machine
- Official Party website Archived 2010-07-31 at the Wayback Machine
- Profile: by BBC News dated 13 May 2011
Lalu Prasad Yadav
| Minister of Railways
Dr. Manmohan Singh (pro tem)
| Chief Minister of West Bengal