Abhijit Mukherjee Indian politician

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Abhijit Mukherjee
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Member of the Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
18 October 2012 – 23 May 2019
Preceded byPranab Mukherjee
Succeeded byKhalilur Rahaman
ConstituencyJangipur
Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
In office
13 May 2011 – 18 October 2012
Preceded byDipak Chatterjee
Succeeded byDipak Chatterjee
ConstituencyNalhati
Personal details
Born (1960-01-02) 2 January 1960 (age 61)
Hoogly, West Bengal, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Chitralekha Mukherjee
Children2
ParentsPranab Mukherjee
Suvra Mukherjee
ResidenceKabi Bharati Sarani
Kolkata
Alma materJadavpur University (BE)
OccupationChartered Engineer & Social Worker
ProfessionSocial Worker, Politician
Websitehttp://www.abhijitmukherjee.in

Abhijit Mukherjee (born 2 January 1960) is an Indian politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) from the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in the Indian state of West Bengal. He is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) .

Mukherjee won the 2012 Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency by-election by 2,536 votes defeating his nearest CPI(M) rival Muzaffar Hussain after a tough fight. The seat was vacated by his father President Pranab Mukherjee after he was elected as the President.[1]

Mukherjee was re elected to Lok Sabha from Jangipur in 2014.[2] He lost the 2019 election to TMC candidate Khalilur Rahaman.

Early years

Abhijit Mukherjee was born on 2 January 1960 in Hoogly in West Bengal. He is the son of late Pranab Mukherjee (the former President of India) and late Suvra Mukherjee.[3] His grandfather, Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee, was active in the Indian independence movement and was a member of West Bengal Legislative Council between 1952 and 1964 as a representative of the Indian National Congress.[4][5] Mukherjee graduated with a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from the Jadavpur University in 1984.[3]

Professional career

Mukherjee has worked as a corporate executive for firms like the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Maruti Udyog Limited and the Steel Authority of India Limited.[6] He was General Manager in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR] in the Steel Authority of India Limited.

Political career

Mukherjee began his political career as a state legislator in West Bengal. Following his father's election to the presidency, he contested the by-election for the Jangipur Seat in the Lok Sabha and won. He was re-elected in the 2014 Indian general election in a four cornered contest and retained his seat in Jangiur Constituency of Dist : Murshidabad, West Bengal. He is one of the four Members of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from West Bengal who are members of the Indian National Congress. In the 2019 General elections to the Lok Sabha, he lost to his rival as the ruling TMC & its Party Chief unleashed a series of false campaigns backed with money & muscle power to defeat him. The TMC had falsely accused him of sitting hand-in gloves with the RSS to sail through the elections as previously his father had accepted an invitation to RSS Headquarter in Nagpur.

References

  1. ^ The Hindu : News / National : Congress loses Tehri, scrapes through in Jangipur
  2. ^ "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Life of Abhijit Mukherjee". abhijitmukherjee.in. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Who is Pranab Mukherjee?". NDTV. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Biography". Pranab Mukherjee. Archived from the original on 4 September 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  6. ^ "No surprises here, it's a staid First Family". Tehelka. 26 June 2012. Archived from the original on 30 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012.

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