Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya
বিকাশ রঞ্জন ভট্টাচার্য
|Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha|
|Assumed office |
22 July 2020
|Preceded by||Ritabrata Banerjee|
|37th Mayor of Kolkata|
5 July 2005 – 16 June 2010
|Preceded by||Subrata Mukherjee|
|Succeeded by||Sovan Chatterjee|
|Constituency||Ward No. 100|
|Born||27 November 1951|
Kolkata, West Bengal
|Political party||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|Alma mater||University of Calcutta|
Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya or Bikash Bhattacharya (Bengali বিকাশরঞ্জন ভট্টাচার্য্য) is an Indian politician. He is currently serving as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He served as Mayor of Kolkata from 2005 to 2010, heading the Kolkata municipal corporation, led by the Left Front (West Bengal) in the state of West Bengal. He is also an eminent advocate practicing in the Calcutta High Court and has appeared in various landmark cases.
Bikash Bhattacharya hails from the Kalighat region of Kolkata. He joined the Communist Party of India (Marxist) as a student. He is a lawyer by profession. He took over the reins of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation from the outgoing Mayor Subroto Mukherjee of Trinamool Congress party. He was appointed as the Advocate General of Tripura for 5 years. Being a senior advocate he leads various remarkable cases like "Saradha", "Narada sting operation" etc. Recently, he has become the poster-boy of TMC government opposition by his cascading eloquence and fiery oratory. He fought from the Jadavpur Loksabha constituency in 2019 Loksabha election for CPI(M) in which he faced defeat and received third position behind Mimi Chakraborty of Trinamool Congress party and Anupam Hazra of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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