Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee ( Buddhodeb Bhôṭṭacharjo; born 1 March 1944) is an Indian politician and a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India . He was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011. He was the MLA of Jadavpur constituency for twenty-four years until 13 May 2011, when he was historically defeated by the former Chief Secretary of his own government, Manish Gupta (who previously worked under him), Hindustan Times, May 14, 2011. by a landslide 16,684 votes in the 2011 Assembly Election of West Bengal., Hindustan Times, May 14, 2011. He is the second West Bengal Chief Minister to lose an election from his own constituency, after Prafulla Chandra Sen in 1967., Yahoo! News, May 13, 2011.

Events during his tenure as Chief Minister included attempts to industrialise West Bengal thwarted by the TATA leaving Bengal in the face of relentless opposition by Trinamool congress,, India Today, May 14, 2011. the land acquisition dispute in Singur, the Nandigram incident,, The Economic Times, May 14, 2011., Indian Express, May 14, 2011.

Early Life

Born in 1944 in north Calcutta, the chief minister belongs to a family which had produced another famous son. Revolutionary poet Sukanta Bhattacharya was his father's cousin. A former student of Sailendra Sirkar...
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