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Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee currently serves as the Chief Minister of West Bengal.
She is associated with the All-India Trinamool Congress political party.

Biography

Mamata Banerjee is the current Chief Minister of West Bengal, and is the chief of the All India Trinamool Congress. She was born in a middle-class family in Kolkata and entered active politics right from college. She joined the Congress in her youth, winning her first Lok Sabha election in 1984 from Jadavpur parliamentary Constituency, which she lost in 1989 and won again in 1991. She kept retaining the seat till the 2009 general elections. She founded the All India Trinamool Congress in 1997 and became Railway Minister twice. Following alliances with both the NDA and UPA, Banerjee rose to even more prominence during the Nandigram and Singur agitations. Finally, she was elected the Chief Minister of West Bengal in 2011, and re-elected in 2016, with even greater majority.
In 2021, when many TMC leaders left the party, Mamata took the ground and earned a massive majority for the party though she herself lost from Nandigram constituency to Suvendu Adhikari who had joined the BJP just ahead of WB election.

Personal Life

Full Name Mamata Banerjee
Date of Birth 05 Jan 1955 (Age 68)
Place of Birth Kolkata
Party name All India Trinamool Congress
Education Post Graduate
Profession Politics & Social Works
Father's Name Promileswar Banerjee
Mother's Name Gayatri Banerjee
Religion Hindu
Caste Brahmin

Contact

Permanent address R/o 30B, Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata - 700026
Present address R/o 30B, Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata - 700026
Contact number (033)2214-5555, 2214-3101
Email cm@wb.gov.in
Website https://wb.gov.in/portal/web/guest/meet-the-chief-minister
Social Handles

Education Qualification of Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee completed her higher secondary education from Deshbandhu Sishu Sikshalay in 1970. After that, she earned B.A. degree in history from Jogamaya Devi College. Later, she pursued M.A. degree in Islamic history from Calcutta University. Ms. Banerjee also earned law degree from Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College, Kolkata.

Interesting Facts about Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee became the first ever woman Chief Minister of West Bengal. She is popularly known as 'Didi', which translates into elder sister.
Banerjee has an Honors degree in History, a Master's degree in Islamic History, as well as degrees in Education and Law.
She writes poems and has sold almost 300 works of paintings.
She introduced Rabindra Sangeet, songs of Tagore, at traffic lights in Kolkata.
Before joining politics full time, Banerjee worked as a stenographer, a primary school teacher, a private tutor and even as a salesgirl.

Political Timeline of Mamata Banerjee

  • 2021
    Mamata Banerjee successfully led TMC to a tremendous victory, 3rd time in a row in West Bengal assembly election but she herself lost the election from Nandigram constituency to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, once a close aide of theTMC chief.
  • 2016
    Became Chief Minister of West Bengal for a second term, as the TMC alone won 211 seats against a Left-Congress alliance.
  • 2012
    Mamata withdrew support from the UPA.
  • 2011
    Became the 8th Chief Minister of West Bengal, as a TMC-Congress alliance won 227 of the 294 seats, bringing down a 34 year Left Front rule in the state.
  • 2009
    Just before Loksabha elections, she joined Congress led UPA and won. Mamata registered her fifth consecutive victory from Kolkata Dakshin and was inducted in cabinet as Railway Minister. This was her second term as Railway Minister.
  • 2006
    Mamata called Banerjee major strike against proposed Tata Motors car project. Trinamool Congress MLAs protested inside the assembly by damaging furniture and microphones.
  • 2006
    On 4 August 2006, During the Loksabha proceedings, Mamata hurled her resignation papers at the deputy speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal.
  • 2006
    After losing Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections, Mamata started giving more focus to her party.
  • 2005
    Mamata protested against the forceful land acquisition by West Bengal government. More than lakh farmers were with Mamata.
  • 2004
    Mamata defeated Rabin Deb and retain her seat.
  • 1999
    Mamata's TMC joined National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government and she became the Union Railway Minister. She presented her first Railway Budget. She introduced 19 new trains for the FY 2000–2001.
  • 1999
    Mamata again won from Kolkata Dakshin. This time she defeated Subhankar Chakraborty for CPI(M).
  • 1998
    In 1998 General Election Mamata's vote share increased to 59%. She won by 224,081 votes against Prasanta Kumar Sur of CPI (M) from same seat.
  • 1997
    Mamata left the Congress Party and established All India Trinamool Congress, commonly known as TMC or Trinamool Congress. Soon her party became the primary opposition party in the eastern state.
  • 1996
    Mamata retained her Kolkata Dakshin seat. This time she won by 103,261 votes. She defeated Bharti Mukherjee of CPI (M).
  • 1991
    Mamata was made the Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Youth Affairs and Sports, and Women and Child Development during PV Narshimha Rao's government. Later she was discharged of her portfolios in 1993
  • 1991
    Mamata re-elected to Loksabha. This time she won from Kolkata Dakshin. She got 3,67,896 votes which was around 52 per cent of total votes.
  • 1989
    During 1989 Loksabha Election, Mamata lost Jadhavpur seat because of anti-Congress wave in West Bengal.
  • 1984
    In mid of the year 1984 she was appointed as the general secretary of the Indian Youth Congress.
  • 1984
    Won her first ever Lok Sabha election defeating Communist stalwart Somnath Chatterjee from Jadavpur Loksabha Constituency. Mamata became one of youngest parliamentarians.
  • 1976
    She became General Secretary of the Mahila Congress in West Bengal. She served this post for around four years.
  • 1974
    Mamata began her political career with district unit of Congress party.

Mamata Banerjee Early Life

  • 1982
    She got LL.B. degree from Jogesh Chandra Chaudhury College of Law under the Calcutta University.
  • 1979
    He graduated from Calcutta University with Master of Arts degree. She was a student of 1977 batch but the exam was held in 1979.
  • 1970
    While studying at the Jogamaya Devi College she established Chhatra Parishad. This was the student's wing of the Congress (I). She defeated the Democratic Students’ Union of the Socialist Unity Centre of India.

Achievements

Mamata Banerjee won her first ever Lok Sabha elections in 1984 by defeating veteran communist Somnath Chatterjee in Jadavpur. While at Congress, Banerjee has served as a junior minister in the HRD, Youth Affairs and Sports and Women and Child Development Ministries. After becoming CM of West Bengal, Mamata has been credited with efficiently tackling the Maoist menace in the state.
Net Worth16.72 LAKHS
ASSETS16.72 LAKHS
LiabilitiesN/A

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

Election results of Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee Latest News & Updates

West Bengal CM to visit Meghalaya ahead of its assembly elections

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to visit Garo Hills in poll-bound Meghalaya on January 18, 2023.
Where the TMC leader will address a public meeting for its assembly elections.
Moreover, several TMC politicians such as Abhishek Banerjee, O'Brien and many others will be a part of the meeting.

Jan 16, 2023
Know what West Bengal CM said at G20 meeting

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today attended the G20 meeting in her native state.
Where the CM said that she believes in giving development such as empowering women, farmers among others.
The TMC leader also said that her state is facilitated with 12 million jobs currently, also increased the state's GDP manifold.

Jan 9, 2023
‘Didir Suraksha Kawach’: Bengal CM launches new campaign

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has come up with a new outreach for her party TMC ahead of the panchayat polls.
The campaign is Didi'r Suraksha Kawach, which means protection shield of Didi, will be started on 10 January 2023.

Jan 2, 2023
Mamata Banerjee to declare two more new districts in Bengal

As per reports, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee is likely to announce two more new districts in her state.
The two districts are Sundarbans and Basirhat, which are going to be separated from South and North 24 Parganas districts.

Nov 28, 2022
CM of West Bengal performs Kali Puja at her Bhabanipur residence

Mamata Banerjee on 24th October night performed Kali Puja at her Bhabanipur residence. The Puja has been going on for the last four decades, where several dignitaries like cabinet colleagues, journalists and politicians were also snapped.
The CM of WB also wished everyone via her social media handle. It read, "I extend my heartfelt greetings on the pious day of Kali Puja and Deepavali. May Maa Kali give us all the strength to fight the forces of evil."
She also wrote, "I pray that the festival of lights expels darkness from all our lives to usher in joy and happiness."

Oct 25, 2022
Mamata Banerjee feels ashamed on displaying Mahishasura resembles Gandhi ji incident

Mamata Banerjee expressed her feelings on the incident of displaying of a Mahishasura resembling Mahatma Gandhi at a Bhowanipore TMC assembly.
CM of Bengal also said that she feels ashamed even to say on this and she has been disappointed since the day she received the news.

Oct 14, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs on Mamata Banerjee)

What is the Mamata Banerjee's date of birth?

Mamata Banerjee's date of birth is January 5, 1955.

What are Mamata Banerjee's hobbies?

Mamata Banerjee's hobbies are Painting, Writing poetry and Walking.

What is the relation between Mamata Banerjee and Abhishek Banerjee?

Abhishek Banerjee is the nephew of chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee.

What is Mamata Banerjee's phone number?

Mamata Banerjee's phone number is (033)2214-5555, 2214-3101.

What is Mamata Banerjee's husband's name?

Mamata Banerjee is unmarried.

What is Mamata Banerjee's height?

Mamata Banerjee's height is approx. 5'6″.

What is Mamata Banerjee's net worth?

As per latest update, Mamata Banerjee is having net worth of ₹16.72 LAKHS.

Does Mamata Banerjee have criminal cases?

Mamata Banerjee has no criminal cases.

Does Mamata Banerjee have child?

No, Mamata Banerjee is unmarried.

Is Mamata Banerjee married?

No, Mamata Banerjee is single throughout her life journey.

What is Mamata Banerjee's caste?

Mamata Banerjee belongs to Hindu Brahmin family.

What party does Mamata Banerjee belong to?

Mamata Banerjee belongs to the All-India Trinamool Congress party.

Who is Mamata Banerjee?

Mamata Banerjee is the 8th and current Chief Minister of West Bengal.

What is the Mamata Banerjee's date of birth?

Mamata Banerjee's date of birth is January 5, 1955.

What are Mamata Banerjee's hobbies?

Mamata Banerjee's hobbies are Painting, Writing poetry and Walking.

What is the relation between Mamata Banerjee and Abhishek Banerjee?

Abhishek Banerjee is the nephew of chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee.

What is Mamata Banerjee's phone number?

Mamata Banerjee's phone number is (033)2214-5555, 2214-3101.

What is Mamata Banerjee's husband's name?

Mamata Banerjee is unmarried.

What is Mamata Banerjee's height?

Mamata Banerjee's height is approx. 5'6″.

What is Mamata Banerjee's net worth?

As per latest update, Mamata Banerjee is having net worth of ₹16.72 LAKHS.

Does Mamata Banerjee have criminal cases?

Mamata Banerjee has no criminal cases.

Does Mamata Banerjee have child?

No, Mamata Banerjee is unmarried.

Is Mamata Banerjee married?

No, Mamata Banerjee is single throughout her life journey.

What is Mamata Banerjee's caste?

Mamata Banerjee belongs to Hindu Brahmin family.

What party does Mamata Banerjee belong to?

Mamata Banerjee belongs to the All-India Trinamool Congress party.

Who is Mamata Banerjee?

Mamata Banerjee is the 8th and current Chief Minister of West Bengal.

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