(born 11 July 1942) is an Indian
politician and a leader of the Communist Party of India
political party. His family originally hails from Tamil Nadu but has been settled in Bengal for a few generations.
The son of late Kanai Lal Acharia and Smt. Konak Lata Acharia, he was born at Bero in Purulia district
. He now lives in Kantarangunj village, P.O. Adra
, in Purulia district. He is a M.A. and B.T. He was elected for the first time to the 7th Lok Sabha
from Bankura constituency
in 1980. Subsequently, he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1984, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2009 from the same constituency.
In the 14th Lok Sabha
, he was the leader of the CPI
Parliamentary Party. He was alsochairman, Committee on Railways, member, Rules Committee, General Purposes Committee, Committee on Security in Parliament Complex, and Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarian in Parliament House. He is the current leader of the CPI
Parliamentary Party in the 15th Lok Sabha