|Member of the Parliament, Lok Sabha|
18 October 2012 – 23 May 2019
|Preceded by||Pranab Mukherjee|
|Succeeded by||Khalilur Rahaman|
|Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly|
13 May 2011 – 18 October 2012
|Preceded by||Dipak Chatterjee|
|Succeeded by||Dipak Chatterjee|
|Born||2 January 1960|
Hoogly, West Bengal, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Residence||Kabi Bharati Sarani|
|Alma mater||Jadavpur University (BE)|
|Occupation||Chartered Engineer & Social Worker|
|Profession||Social Worker, Politician|
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.
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. 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. Mukherjee graduated with a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from the Jadavpur University in 1984.
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. He was General Manager in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR] in the Steel Authority of India Limited.
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.
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