Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury: News
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is an Indian politician, a member of Parliament, and a leader of the Indian National Congress. He has been a five-time MP from Berhampore in the Murshidabad district. He also serves as the President of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee as of 2021. Chowdhury was born on April 2, 1956, in West Bengal. He completed his education at Berhampore’s IC Institute. Despite being involved in a number of criminal cases, Chowdhury is well known for bringing about development and ensuring women’s safety in Berhampore city. Chowdhury joined the Congress party during the leadership of Rajiv Gandhi and contested from the Nabagram assembly constituency in 1991. However, he lost by a small margin of votes against the CPI-M party. In 1996, he won by a margin of 20,329 votes. He entered the Lok Sabha from the Berhampore constituency in 1999 and won the Indian general election from Berhampore by a huge margin of votes. Under the leadership of Chowdhury, Congress won 23 Zilla Parishad seats, 13 panchayat samities, and 104 village councils in Murshidabad district in 2003.
07 Nov 2023Congress Party
Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, has written a letter to President Droupadi Murmu expressing disappointment over the process of appointment of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Heeralal Samariya.
24 Sep 2023Ram Nath Kovind
A high-level committee, led by former President Ram Nath Kovind, met for the first time to discuss the feasibility of the "One Nation, One Election" idea on Saturday, PTI reported.
20 Sep 2023Parliament
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury claimed on Tuesday that the new copies of the Constitution given to MPs on the opening day of the new Parliament building did not have the words "secular" and "socialist" in the Preamble, ANI reported.
19 Sep 2023Arjun Ram Meghwal
Law and Justice Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Tuesday introduced the much-anticipated Women's Reservation Bill, titled the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, in the Lok Sabha.
03 Sep 2023Ram Nath Kovind
Several opposition parties have come out openly against the Centre's "One Nation, One Election" proposal, terming it against the current constitutional norms.
27 Aug 2023West Bengal
At least seven people died, and several others were reportedly injured in an explosion at an illegal firecracker factory in Duttapukur, West Bengal, on Sunday.
14 Aug 2023Om Birla
The Lok Sabha's Privileges Committee is set to investigate the complaint of "misconduct" against suspended Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday, PTI reported.
12 Aug 2023Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has termed his Lok Sabha suspension as a "retrogressive step" by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre.
11 Aug 2023Mallikarjun Kharge
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday stated that grand old party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was suspended from the Lok Sabha on "flimsy" grounds.
10 Aug 2023Pralhad Joshi
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been suspended from the Lok Sabha for unruly behavior during the proceedings in the Lok Sabha.
04 Aug 2023Rahul Gandhi
In a big relief, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's conviction in the criminal defamation case over his "Modi surname" remark.
The MPs from the opposition bloc Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) on Sunday met Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey and urged her to restore peace in the violence-hit state.
29 Jul 2023Anurag Thakur
Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday lashed out at the newly-formed opposition bloc Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), saying the opposition leaders never spoke up when Manipur used to "burn" during their rule.
11 Jun 2023West Bengal
After a Congress worker was reportedly shot dead outside his home in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Friday, the police confirmed that two individuals were apprehended in connection with the case on Saturday.
10 Jun 2023West Bengal
The second day of filing nominations for the July 8 panchayat election in West Bengal was marred by violence following clashes between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress workers in Murshidabad.
24 May 2023Narendra Modi
West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Wednesday issued a clarification over his "pagla Modi" remark, which he made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
16 May 2023Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has decided to extend support to the Congress in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, days after the party swept the Karnataka Legislative Assembly polls, reported NDTV.
14 May 2023Narendra Modi
Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood has been appointed as the next director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after his name was finalized by a three-member panel led by PM Narendra Modi.
29 Jul 2022National Commission for Women (NCW)
The trouble is far from over for Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury following his controversial remarks toward President Droupadi Murmu.
14 Jun 2022Sonia Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will reportedly appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) again on Tuesday for questioning in a money laundering case related to the National Herald newspaper.
12 Jul 2021Lok Sabha
The Indian National Congress is reportedly looking to replace Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as the party's leader in the Lok Sabha.
02 Mar 2021West Bengal
After Congress leader Anand Sharma criticized his party's alliance with the Indian Secular Front (ISF) for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections, fellow party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury delivered a stinging response.
15 Dec 2020Lok Sabha
There will no Winter Session of the Parliament this year in view of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to take hundreds of lives in India daily.
19 Nov 2020Bihar
The rift in Congress, out in open after the recent debacle, took a new turn when sources close to leader Kapil Sibal said he hadn't been asked to campaign in Bihar, reports NDTV.
14 Sep 2020Lok Sabha
On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar over various issues, from the removal of question hour to the rise in coronavirus numbers and a comment by Trinamool Congress leader Sougata Roy on Finance Minister.
11 Sep 2020West Bengal
In poll-bound Bihar, the sensational Sushant Singh Rajput death case became a simmering issue, with the ruling NDA milking the tragedy to score political points.
05 Mar 2020Lok Sabha
BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi, who was presiding the Lok Sabha on Thursday, suspended seven Congress MPs after they created a ruckus while demanding the resignation of Hanuman Beniwal, a member of BJP ally RLP.
23 Feb 2020Article 370
In a surprise development, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha met Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan, in Lahore on Saturday and both of them reportedly discussed Kashmir.
06 Aug 2019Lok Sabha
In what qualifies as one of the biggest gaffes of Congress in recent days, their Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday asked how was Jammu and Kashmir India's "internal matter" when the issue was being monitored by the UN.
12 Jul 2019Narendra Modi
Lok Sabha MPs made a new record on Thursday when they discussed railways privatization till midnight.
18 Jun 2019Narendra Modi
The 2019 Lok Sabha elections spelled trouble for Congress as the party failed to improve its previous tally of 44. Despite five years of BJP rule, Congress won only 52 seats, casting doubts on the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.
01 Jul 2018West Bengal
Fissures seem to have appeared in Congress's West Bengal unit over the issue of forging an alliance with the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crucial 2019 polls, with a section of leaders keen on the tie-up and the state leadership rejecting the idea.