Manish Gupta (politician)

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The Honourable

Manish Gupta
Manish Gupta - Kolkata 2015-11-17 5101.JPG
Manish Gupta in Kolkata. Nov 2015
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
Assumed office
14 March 2017 [1]
Constituency West Bengal
Minister for Development & Planning
In office
21 May 2011 – 21 November 2012
Succeeded by Rachhpal Singh
Minister for Power & Electrical Engineering
In office
21 November 2012 – 2016
Preceded by Mrinal Banerjee
Succeeded by Sovandeb Chattopadhyay
Constituency Jadavpur
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
13 May 2011 – 19 May 2016
Preceded by Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
Succeeded by Dr. Sujan Chakraborty
Constituency Jadavpur
Personal details
Born (1941-11-11) 11 November 1941 (age 77)
Political party Trinamool Congress
Residence 20 Suren Tagore Road, Kolkata - 700 019

Manish Gupta is an Indian politician who was the Minister for Power in the Government of West Bengal. He was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal . In the 2011 Vidhan Sabha election of West Bengal he historically defeated his former boss- the then incumbent Chief Minister of West Bengal, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, who remained the MLA of this constituency for twenty-four years by a huge margin of 16777 votes. [2] [3] He served under Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee as the Chief Secretary of West Bengal before he retired as an IAS officer. He also worked as the Chief Secretary of West Bengal under Chief Minister Jyoti Basu[4] - a time when Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was the Deputy Chief Minister.[citation needed]

On 10 March 2017, Manish Gupta was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha, after the seat had fallen vacant after the resignation of Mithun Chakraborty.

External links

  • Gupta's Tribute to his Former Boss, Jyoti Basu
  • Affidavits filed by Manish Gupta in 2011 Assembly Election of West Bengal


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  2. ^ "Buddhadeb loses at Jadavpur constituency" Archived 2011-05-16 at the Wayback Machine, Hindustan Times, May 14, 2011.
  3. ^ "The man who beat Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for the first time in 24 years", NDTV, May 13, 2011.
  4. ^ Great Fall of Bengal Archived 2011-05-17 at the Wayback Machine,Hindustan Times, May 14, 2011.

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