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Mamta Banerjee(Politician) Age, Biography,Political journey, Family and More

Mamta Banerjee is an Indian Politician and founder of the political party (AITC or TMC) All India Trinamool Congress. She is the 9th Chief Minister of West Bengal. And the only women Chief Minister to have two consecutive wins. She disassociate herself from Indian National Congress(INC) in 1997 after which she started her own political party.

She is popularly known as Didi (elder sister) in Bengal. Mamta created history when she had a sweeping victory in 2011 Legislative assembly.

Biography

She was born on 5 January 1955 in Kolkata, West Bengal in a lower middle class family. When she was 9 years old she lost her father as a kid. Mamta was always interested in artistic passion and taught herself painting and poetry. In addition she graduated in the field of history. Banerjee entered politics at a very young age she was part of Congress Party when she was in school. Her rise up the political ladder in the 1970s was quick and she was made the Mahila Congress General Secretary from 1976 to 1980.

Family

Father Promileshwar Banerjee
Mother Gayatri Devi
Brother Amit Banerjee, Ajit Banerjee, Kali Banerjee, Baben Banerjee, Ganesh Banerjee and Samir Banerjee

Education

School Deshabandhu Sishu Sikshalaya,Kolkata
College
  • Jogmaya Devi College, Kolkata
  • University of Kolkata
  • Shri Shikshayatam College, Kolkata
  • Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College, Kolkata
Qualifications
  • B.A Honours History
  • M.A. Islamic History
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Education

Political Journey

1976 – 1980: General Secretary of Mahila Congress (I) in West Bengal

1978-1981: Secretary of the District Congress Committee (Indira) of Calcutta South

1984: Elected as a member of the 8th Lok Sabha. Also became the General Secretary of the All India Youth Congress (I).

1985-1987: Member of the Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes

1987-1988: Member of Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, National Council of All India Youth Congress (I), Consultative Committee on Ministry of Home Affairs

1988: Executive Committee Member of the Congress Parliamentary Party

1989: Executive Committee Member of the Pradesh Congress Committee of the state

1990: West Bengal’s Youth Congress President

1991: Member of the 10th Lok Sabha (her second election to the LS)

1991-1993: Union Minister of State for Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Human Resource Development, Women and Child Development

1993-1996: Member of the Committee on Home Affairs

1995-1996: Member of Committee on Public Accounts, Consultative Committee Member of the Ministry of Home Affairs

1996: Elected as a member of the 11th Lok Sabha (third time)

1996-1997:Member of Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Committee on Home Affairs

1997: Founded the All India Trinamool Congress and became its Chairperson

1998: Re-elected as a member of the 12th Lok Sabha (fourth time)

1999: Chairperson of the Committee on Railways, Member of the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Consultative Committee, Member of the General Purposes Committee

1998 – 1999: Chairperson of the Committee on Railways, Member of the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Consultative Committee, Member of the General Purposes Committee

1999: Elected as member of the 13th Lok Sabha (fifth time); Appointed as Member of General Purposes Committee; Leader of the All India Trinamool Congress in the Lok Sabha

13 October 1999-16 March 2001: Union Cabinet Minister of Railways

2001-2003: Consultative Committee Member of the Ministry of Industries

8 September 2003-8 January 2004: Union Cabinet Minister but without any portfolio

9 January 2004-May 2004: Union Cabinet Minister of Coal & Mines

2004: Elected as a member of the 14th Lok Sabha for the sixth time. Also became a Member of Committee on Law & Justice, Public Grievances and Personnel.

5 August 2006: Member of Home Affairs Committee

2009: Elected as a member of the 15th Lok Sabha (seventh time)

31 May 2009-19 July 2011: Union Cabinet Minister for Railways; Leader of All India Trinamool Congress in the Lok Sabha of the Parliament

9 October 2011: Resigned from membership of the 15th Lok Sabha

20 May 2011: Became the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal.

19 May 2016: She became the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive time.

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