Manas Bhunia

Indian politician

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Manas Bhunia
Manas Ranjan Bhunia - Kolkata 2012-01-21 8509.JPG
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
19 August 2017 – May 9, 2021
Preceded byDebabrata Bandyopadhyay
Minister of Water Resources Investigation and Development
Government of West Bengal
Assumed office
May 10, 2021
GovernorJagdeep Dhankhar
Preceded bySomen Mahapatra
Minister for Irrigation and Waterways & Small and Micro Industries and Textile
Government of West Bengal
In office
May 20, 2011 – September 25, 2012
GovernorM. K. Narayanan
Preceded bySubhas Naskar (Irrigation and Waterways)
Succeeded byMamata Banerjee
Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2021
Preceded byGeeta Bhunia
ConstituencySabang
In office
2006–2017
Preceded byTushar Kanti Laya
Succeeded byGeeta Bhunia
In office
1982–2001
Preceded byGouranga Samanta
Succeeded byTushar Kanti Laya
President of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
23 October 2008 – 17 January 2011
Preceded byPriya Ranjan Dasmunsi
Succeeded byPradip Bhattacharya
Personal details
Born
Manas Ranjan Bhunia[1]

(1952-02-28) 28 February 1952 (age 69)
Sabang, Paschim Medinipur
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress (2016-present)
Other political
affiliations
Indian National Congress (1970-2016)
ResidenceKolkata

Manas Ranjan Bhunia is an Indian politician and was the Minister for Irrigation and Waterways and the Minister for Small & Micro Industries and Textile in the Government of West Bengal.[1] He is also an MLA, elected from the Sabang constituency in the 2011 West Bengal state assembly election. He along with all other ministers in the state cabinet resigned after I.N.C. took back the support from the state government. He joined the All India Trinamool Congress in 2016. He is the current Minister of Water Resources Investigation and Development for the Government of West Bengal


On 26 August 2015, he accused West Bengal police forces of selectively arresting supporters of the Chhatra Parishad movement.[2] On September 16, he began an indefinite fast to protest the murder of one of the movement's members.[3] In March 2021, he again got the ticket to contest in the West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 from Sabang constituency and won.

References

  1. ^ a b "Ministers in Mamata's Cabinet". Government of West Bengal. 21 May 2011. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  2. ^ "BJP MLA booked for assaulting tehsildar". The Times of India.
  3. ^ Press Trust of India. "Congress MLA Manas Bhuniya starts indefinite fast". India.com.


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