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Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

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Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Berhampore
Assumed office
October 1999
Union Minister of State for Railways
In office
28 October 2012 – 16 May 2014
Personal details
Born (1956-04-02) 2 April 1956 (age 62)
Behrampore, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India
Spouse(s) Sreemati A. Chowdhury
Children Hoimonti (daughter)
Residence 9, Haribabu Lane
Berhampore - 2
West Bengal- 742102
Profession Social Reformer cum Politician

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (born 2 April 1956) was born in a Bengali family is currently a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Berhampore constituency of West Bengal and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.[1]

Political career

He became MLA in 1996 and MP in 1999. The District Congress president, Shri Adhir was widely considered the chief architect of party's victory in zila parishad elections as also in elections to various municipalities in Murshidabad district.[citation needed] When Chowdhury has 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. He has won the Berhampore Lok Sabha seat consecutively since 1999. He took the initiative in the election campaigns of Pranab Mukherjee from Jangipur parliamentary constituency in Murshidabad district in 2004 and also in 2009 which won him the favour of the Congress high command.He was also responsible for the recent election of President Pranab's son Abhijit Mukherjee from the Jangipur Lok Sabha seat.[citation needed]

On 28 October 2012 he was inducted in the Union Ministry under Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh as Minister of State for Railways.[citation needed]

After taking charge as Minister of State for Railways, he has reviewed the statutes of safety, punctuality and passenger amenities with Board Members and inspected Sealdah, Howrah, Beharampur etc. railway stations to check adequacy of passenger amenity facilities.

He became the president of West Bengal Pradesh Congress on 10 February 2014.[2]


  1. ^ Adhir Chowdhury -Political Profile Archived 6 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Adhir Chowdhury -Political Profile
  2. ^ "In tough message, Cong makes Adhir Chowdhury PCC chief - Times of India". Retrieved 20 September 2016.

External links

  • Official biographical sketch in Parliament of India website (cache site)
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