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Smt Bijoya Chakraborty

Smt Bijoya Chakraborty


Bijoya Chakravarty started her political career in the Janata Party. But, from 1986 to 1992, she subsequently joined the regional Asom Gana Parishad and served in the Rajya Sabha. She later decided to join the Bhartiya Janata Party, following her stint in the Rajya Sabha. She represented Gauhati in the 13th Lok Sabha. In 1999, she won the seat for the BJP for the first time. She served as the Union Minister of State for Water Resources, under the premiership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In 2004, the BJP decided to field singer Bhupen Hazarika in her place, causing widespread protests from BJP party workers. On personal front, she is married to Jiten Chakravarty. The couple has a daughter, Suman Haripriya, who was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly election in 2016 from Hajo Vidhan Sabha constituency and a son, Ranajit Chakravarty, who died in 2017 at the age of 49.

Personal Life

Full Name Smt Bijoya Chakraborty
Date of Birth 07 Oct 1939 (Age 79)
Place of Birth Baligaon, Jorhat (Assam)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Post Graduate
Profession Educationist
Father's Name Late Shri B.K. Thakur
Mother's Name Late Smt. Mukhyada Thakur
Spouse's Name Shri Jiten Chakravarty
No of Sons 1
No of Daughters 1


Permanent address 39, Srinagar Path, Bye Lane - I,Guwahati -78100 5, Assam
Present address 18, Mahadev Road,New Delhi - 110 001Tel : (011) 23752342, 09435017048,09013180334 (M)Fax : (011) 23752343
Contact number 9957185233
Email bijoya.chakravarty@sansad.nic.in

Interesting Facts

Chakravarty is a keen writer, with an array of short stories, novels and poems to her name. She used to work as a freelance journalist and has contributed articles on national, international, social and political issues. As a regular columnist in Assam Tribune she wrote more than two hundred feature articles and write-ups on current affairs from 1964 to 1968.

Political Timeline

  • 2016
    She became the member of Standing Committee on Commerce on 19 Oct 2016.
  • 2015
    She was appointed as the member of General Purposes Committee.
  • 1 Sep. 2014 - 18 Oct. 2016
    She became the Member of Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests.
  • 1 Sep 2014
    She took charge as Chairperson of Committee on Empowerment of Women and also became the member of Consultative Committee of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.
  • 31 Aug. 2009
    She became the member of Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • 21 Apr. 2010
    She was appointed as member of Committee on Absence of Members from the sitting of the House.
  • 2009
    She was again re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term).
  • 1999
    Bijoya Chakravarty got elected to 13th Lok Sabha.
  • 1991-92
    She was appointed as member of Consultative Committee of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • 1990-91
    Bijoya Chakravarty became the member of Committee on Subordinate Legislation.
  • 1990-91
    She was made the member of Consultative Committee of Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • 1988-90
    She became the member of Committee on Rules of Rajya Sabha.
  • 1987-89
    She was appointed as member of Consultative Committee of Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies.
  • 1986-92
    She became the Member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • 1986-92
    Following her stint in the Rajya Sabha she was appointed as the Deputy Leader of Rajya Sabha.
  • 1986-87
    She became a member of Consultative Committee of Ministry of Tourism.
  • 1977-78
    She became the District Secretary of Janata Party, Mangaldai Branch of Assam.
  • 1977-78
    She was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary.
  • 13 Oct. 1999
    She became the Union Minister of State, Water Resources.
  • She got re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term).

Early Life

  • 1976
    She became a member of the Writers Association and served till 1981.
  • 1969-75
    She served as Secretary of District Mahila Samiti, Mangaldai.
  • 1965-77
    She was associated with Praja Socialist Party.
Net Worth1.26 CRORE

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.


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