Sudip Bandyopadhyay

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Sudip Bandyopadhyay
Sudip Bandyopadhyay.jpg
Official portrait in Lok sabha
Leader, All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
In office
13 July 2011 – April 2018
Preceded byMamata Bandyopadhyay
Member of Parliament
for Kolkata Uttar
In office
16 May 2009 – 2018
Preceded byNew constituency
ConstituencyCalcutta North (Lok Sabha constituency)
Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare
In office
13 July 2011 – 22 September 2012
PresidentPratibha Patil
Pranab Mukherjee
Preceded byDinesh Trivedi
Succeeded byAbu Hasem Khan Choudhury
Member of Parliament, 13th Lok Sabha
In office
October 1999 – February 2004
Preceded bySudip Bandyopadhyay
Succeeded bySudhangshu Seal
ConstituencyCalcutta North West
Member of Parliament, 12th Lok Sabha
In office
March 1998 – April 1999
Preceded byDr. Debi Prasad Pal
Succeeded bySudip Bandyopadhyay
ConstituencyCalcutta North West
MLA, 14th Vidhan Sabha
In office
2006 – 2009 (resigned)
Preceded byNayana Bandyopadhyay
Succeeded bySwarna Kamal Saha
ConstituencyBowbazar
MLA, 12th Vidhan Sabha
In office
1996 – 1998 (resigned)
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byAjit Pandey
ConstituencyBowbazar
MLA, 11th Vidhan Sabha
In office
1991 – 1996
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byHimself
ConstituencyBowbazar
MLA, 10th Vidhan Sabha
In office
1987 – 1991
Preceded byAbdur Rauf Ansari
Succeeded byHimself
ConstituencyBowbazar
Personal details
Born
Sudip Banerjee

(1952-12-10) 10 December 1952 (age 66)
Behrampore, Murshidabad, West Bengal
Resting placeNew Delhi
NationalityIndian
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress (1998-2004) (2008-Incumbent)
Other political
affiliations
Indian National Congress (1977-1998) (2004-2008)
Spouse(s)Nayna Bandyopadhyay
ParentsBisweswar Bandyopadhyay (father) &
Jyotsna Bandyopadhyay (mother)
ResidenceBowbazar
Alma materKrishnath College, Baharampur
ProfessionBusinessperson & Politician
CommitteesMember of several committees
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Sudip Bandyopadhyay is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament of India. Bandyopadhyay has been a member of the Lok Sabha for three terms, serving in the 12th, 13th and 15th Lok Sabhas. He represents the Kolkata Uttar constituency of West Bengal and is a member of the Trinamool Congress political party.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Sudip Bandyopadhyay was born in the Murshidabad district in West Bengal. He attended Krishnath College in Baharampur and attained B.Sc degree. Bandyopadhyay is a businessperson by profession.[1]

Political career[edit]

Sudip Bandyopadhyay has been active in politics since the 1980s. He has been a member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly for four terms and Member of Parliament for three terms. During his political career, he held several posts, is a Minister and also a Leader of Party in the Lok Sabha. Bandyopadhyay has resigned twice from West Bengal Legislative Assembly to contest for Lok Sabha elections.

On 10 January, Bandyopadhyay was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation for suspected involvement in the Rose Valley ponzi firm scheme.[2] His wife, Nanya, an MLA from Chowranghee constituency, has been campaigning for her husband's release, alleging that the CBI arrested Sudip without sufficient evidence.

Posts held[edit]

# From To Position
01 1987 1991 Member, 10th Vidhan Sabha
02 1991 1996 Member, 11th Vidhan Sabha
03 1996 1998 Member, 12th Vidhan Sabha
04 1998 1999 Member, 12th Lok Sabha
05 1998 1999 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
06 1998 1999 Member, Business Advisory Committee
07 1998 1999 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development
08 1998 1999 Member, Committee on Communications
09 1998 1999 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
10 1999 2004 Member, 13th Lok Sabha
11 1999 2000 Member, Committee of Privileges
12 1999 2000 Member, Committee on Finance
13 1999 2000 Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
14 1999 2000 Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare
15 1999 2000 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
16 1999 2000 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf Board
17 2000 2001 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
18 2000 2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
19 2006 2009 Member, 14th Vidhan Sabha
20 2009 2014 Member, 15th Lok Sabha
21 2009 2014 Member, Committee on Finance
22 2009 2014 Member, Consultative Committee on Defence
23 2011 2014 Leader, Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
23 2011 2012 Union Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare

Controversy[edit]

On 3 January 2017, Bandyopadhyay was arrested after interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his non co-operation in ongoing investigation and alleged involvement in the Ponzi firm Rose Valley Group. Though most of political intellectuals see his arrest as a political vendetta by BJP lead central government.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Member Profile". Lok Sabha website. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved Jan 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.jantakareporter.com/india/odisha/sudip-bandopadhyas-wife/92814/
Party political offices
Preceded by
Sudip Bandyopadhyay
Leader of the All India Trinamool Congress Party in the 16th Lok Sabha
2014–present

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