Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury

Indian politician

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Sreerupa Mitra Choudhury
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Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2 May 2021
ConstituencyEnglish Bazar, Malda
Chairperson of National Institute for Gender Justice[1]
In office
2014–2016
Chairman of Special Task Force (India) on Rape, Trafficking & Violence Against Women
In office
December 2012 – December 2013
President of NGO Sudinalay
In office
2010–2013
National Advisor of National Legal Services Authority of the Ministry of Law and Justice (India)
In office
2008–2010
Personal details
Born1964/1965 (age 56–57)[2]
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party[2]
Spouse(s)R.K Mitra
ResidenceSouth Baluchar, Malda, West Bengal[3]
EducationPost Graduate
M.A, University of North Bengal[3]

Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury, popularly known as Nirbhaya Didi, is an Indian politician and a member of Bharatiya Janata Party from West Bengal, India. She is also a social worker, women's rights activist and former journalist.[4][5]

Personal life

Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury hails from South Baluchar Battla in Malda district of West Bengal. She is a Post Graduate and did her Masters of Arts from North Bengal University in 1987. She is married to R. K. Mitra.[3]

Career

In 2004 she took part in the launching of the National Legal Literacy Mission.[6] As of 2008 she served as national advisor of the National Legal Services Authority of the Ministry of Law and Justice.[6] As of 2010 she was the president of the NGO Sudinalay.[7]

Known as Nirbhaya Didi in Kolkata, she was involved with the process of rehabilitation of rape victims and providing toilets to women.[4] She chaired the special task force on rape, trafficking and violence against women set up by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the 2012 Delhi gang rape.[4][8][9] She resigned from this post in December 2013, amidst speculations that she could have run for parliament from the Malda seat as an All India Trinamool Congress candidate.[8]

Chaudhury was named as the candidate of the All India Trinamool Congress in the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 general election.[4][5] In 2019, Lok Sabha election, she contested from Maldaha Dakshin seat with a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.[3][2] But lost to Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury by a very less margin.[10]

In the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Chaudhury contested as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from English Bazar and won the seat by defeating her nearest rival from TMC.[11][12]

References

  1. ^ "National Institute for Gender Justice honours Rani Mukerji with National Award". www .oneindia.com. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury: Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury BJP from MALDAHA DAKSHIN in Lok Sabha Elections | Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury News, images and videos". The Economic Times. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- MALDAHA DAKSHIN(WEST BENGAL) - Affidavit Information of Candidate". myneta.info. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Akram, Maria (29 March 2014). "Beauty queen Ruby loses lustre in poll heat and dust". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Biswajit's candidature gives Trinamool's Delhi fight some lift". The Siasat Daily. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Pitch in for victims of rights violation, Sreerupa to students". Tribune. 18 January 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  7. ^ Basu, Indrani (18 September 2010). "Mentally unwell woman locked up in dirty room for 3 years rescued". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  8. ^ a b "PM's Nirbhaya Task Force Chairperson Resigns". Echo of India. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Special court sought to try cases of human trafficking". The Hindu. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Maldaha Dakshin Election Result 2019: Congress MP Abu Hasem defeats BJP, attains fourth term in Lok Sabha". Times Now. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  11. ^ "BJP candidate selection Anger elation in three districts". The Statesman. 19 March 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  12. ^ De Sarkar, Soumya (11 April 2021). "Bengal Elections 2021: BJP frowns at Englishbazar". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
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