Partha Chatterjee (politician)
Partha Chatterjee is an Indian politician of West Bengal. He represents Trinamool Congress.He is presently the Minister for Education and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs of the Government of West Bengal. He also holds the political office of General Secretary of West Bengal of the All India Trinamool Congress...
Partha Chatterjee was born in Calcutta. His alma mater is Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur and then Asutosh College, where he studied economics. He holds a post-graduate degree in business administration.
Partha Chatterjee worked as a HR professional with Andrew Yule.
He was elected as an MLA from Behala Paschim in 2001, and subsequently re-elected from the same constituency in 2006. In 2011 he won by a margin of 59,021 votes. He was Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from 2006 to 2011.
He was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 20 May 2011 and allotted the portfolios of Commerce and industry, public enterprises, information technology and Parliamentary affairs.
He was nominated as deputy leader of the house in 2011. After the Assembly election 2016, he became the Minister-in-Charge of Higher Education and School Education Department, West Bengal Government.
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