Hiten Barman

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Hiten Barman
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Constituency Cooch Behar
Member of Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Constituency Sitalkuchi
Forest Minister
In office
Personal details
Born (1950-06-21) 21 June 1950 (age 68)
Gopalpur, District: Cooch Behar
Political party All India Trinamool Congress (2011 – present) All India Forward Bloc (1972-2010)
Spouse(s) Kalpana Barman
Children two sons (Tapan Barman and Piyush Barman)
Residence Amlapara, Ward No. 6, P.O. Mathabhanga, District: Cooch Behar

Hiten Barman is an Indian politician, who was earlier with All India Forward Bloc and later joined All India Trinamool Congress. In the Indian state West Bengal.

Early life

Hiten Barman, son of Maneswar and Rajabala Barman, was born on 21 June 1950 at Gopalpur in Cooch Behar district.[1]

Educated at Mathabhanga High School, he passed Higher Secondary and Junior Basic Training, and became a teacher.[1]

He married Kalpana in 1983 and they have two sons.[1]

Political career

He entered politics at a young age in 1972, when he was studying at Ananda Chandra College in Jalpaiguri. Initially involved in student politics, he subsequently joined the Forward Bloc. Hailing from a peasant family he emerged as the saha-sabhapati of Mathabhanga Panchayat Samiti. In the 1996 Lok Sabha election, he contested as a candidate of the Forward Bloc (Socialist) led by Kamal Guha. He faced defeat then but was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 from the Cooch Behar seat as a Forward Bloc candidate.[2][3]

In 2009, the Forward Bloc refused to renominate their sitting MP. This aggrieved him and he left the party and later joined the Trinamool Congress.[2][4] In 2011, he was elected to the state assembly on a Trinamool Congress ticket from the Sitalkuchi (Vidhan Sabha constituency).[5] He was made the Forest Minister in 2011 but was dropped in a reshuffle in 2013.[2][6]


  1. ^ a b c "Members of Parliament – Lok Sabha – Profile". Barman, Hiten. reFocusindia. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Making of a Minister". Cooch Behar Calling, 20 May 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  3. ^ "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  4. ^ "CM appeals to left to join Trinamool". The Telegraph, 22 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  5. ^ "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Performance check – Mamata Banerjee strips Partha of industry". The Financial Express, 27 December 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2014.

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