Subhas Naskar

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Subhas Naskar
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
In office
13 May 2011 – 19 May 2016
Preceded by Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury
Succeeded by Dr. Sujan Chakraborty
In office
Preceded by Kalipada Burman
Succeeded by Gobinda Chandra Naskar
Constituency Basanti
Minister for Irrigation & Waterways
In office
Governor Viren J. Shah
Gopalkrishna Gandhi
M.K. Narayanan
Preceded by Amarendralal Roy
Succeeded by Rajib Banerjee
Personal details
Born (1952-01-13) 13 January 1952 (age 66)
Basanti, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal
Nationality Indian
Political party RSP
Residence Vill & PO Kumrakhali, Basanti
Alma mater University of Calcutta (B.A.)
Profession Politician, Teacher, social worker

Subhas Naskar is an Indian politician, belonging to the Revolutionary Socialist Party. He served as Irrigation Minister in the Left Front government of West Bengal.[1] He has won the Basanti Legislative Assembly seat in the 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 elections.[1][2] After the 2011 assembly election he was elected as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.[1]

Subhas Naskar’s ancestral house at Basanti was attacked during panchayat elections in 2008 and a bomb was allegedly thrown by CPI(M) supporters, fatally injuring his nephew’s wife.[3][4]

The son of the late Prajapati Naskar, he is a graduate and a former school teacher.[5]


  1. ^ a b c The Hindu. Surjya Kanta Mishra elected Leader of the Opposition
  2. ^ "101 - Basanti (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  3. ^ "Basu unity fear echoes in blast". The Telegraph, 16 May 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Why Bengal politics are so bloody". BBC News 20 May 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Subhas Naskar". My Neta. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

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