Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

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Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (born 2 April 1956) is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Berhampore constituency of West Bengal and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.

Political career

Having dropped out of school at age 15, he started as a District leader of Youth Congress in the 1970s when political atmosphere was very tense and violent. He worked as a henchman for senior Congress leaders Abdus Sattar, MLA of Lalgola and Mohammad Idris Ali, MLA of Murshidabad, in 1972-77. He was arrested in a Police case in 1978 and 1982. He was noted for his strong leadership and aggressive spirit ( tit-for-tat killings against the Left Front). During the 1980s he was a booth agent and election agent for various Congress leaders from Murshidabad District. He became a Councillor of Baharampur Municipality in 1990, an MLA in 1996 and MP in 1998. in the 1996 Lok Sabha elections he was the chief election agent of former Chief Minister, Siddharta Shankar Ray, who was contesting the Berhampore seat, though he lsot by a margin of only 16,000 votes. When Chowdhury he contested the Berhampore Lok Sabha seat, nobody expected him to win as Berhampore had not been won by the Congress since 1951 and was an RSP stronghold. However, copying the tactics of the Left Front, he was able to win and carved it out as his own bastion, unleashing a reign of terror against the Left Front by using illegally...
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