Chandrima Bhattacharya

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Chandrima Bhattacharya
Minister of State for Law and Health
Assumed office
Assumed office
Preceded by Dibyendu Adhikari
Constituency Kanthi Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Personal details
Born (1955-12-05) 5 December 1955 (age 62)
Nationality  India
Political party All India Trinamool Congress
Residence 57E Garcha Road, Kolkata

Chandrima Bhattacharya is an All India Trinamool Congress politician and acted as a minister in the first reshuffle of the ministry in January 2012 after Mamata Banerjee took over as Chief Minister.[1] She was also made the junior Law Minister in October 2012.[2] She was promoted as a cabinet minister and given independent charge of Judicial and Law Department, Government of West Bengal in November 2012.[3]

She holds B.Com and LL.B. degrees.[4] She was also a practising advocate in Calcutta High Court till the 2011 elections.[2]

She had been elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly on a All India Trinamool Congress ticket from Kanthi Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) in 2011.[5]


  1. ^ "Mamata inducts two new ministers". The Sunday Indian, 16 January 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Junior minister for legal leg-up". The Telegraph, 27 October 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Mamata reshuffles ministry, drops one minister". Business Standard 22 November 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Election Watch Reporter". My Neta. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  5. ^ "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014.

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