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 2023

Congress Party

CIC appointment: Congress's Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to President Murmu

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 2023

Ram Nath Kovind

Kovind-led panel to seek political parties' suggestions on 'One Election'

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 2023


Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury alleges 'secular,' 'socialist' removed from Preamble

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 2023

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Law Minister Meghwal introduces Women's Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha

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 2023

Ram Nath Kovind

'One Nation, One Election': Centre's proposal faces opposition's heat

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 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal: 7 dead in explosion at illegal fireworks factory

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 2023

Om Birla

Lok Sabha panel to probe Adhir Chowdhury's 'misconduct' on Friday

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.

'Retrogressive': Congress's Adhir Chowdhury may approach SC over Parliament suspension

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 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Protect democracy: Kharge defends suspended MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury 

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 2023

Pralhad Joshi

Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury suspended from Lok Sabha over misconduct

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been suspended from the Lok Sabha for unruly behavior during the proceedings in the Lok Sabha.

04 Aug 2023

Rahul Gandhi

After SC order, will Rahul Gandhi rejoin Parliament this session?

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.

INDIA alliance MPs meet Manipur governor, demand to restore peace

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 2023

Anurag Thakur

'Just an eyewash': Anurag Thakur on opposition INDIA's Manipur visit

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 2023

West Bengal

Bengal: 2 arrested in Congress worker murder case in Murshidabad

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 2023

West Bengal

Bengal: Violence erupts as Congress worker killed before panchayat polls 

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 2023

Narendra Modi

'Echoing public sentiment': Congress's Adhir Ranjan on 'pagla Modi' remark

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 2023

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata extends support to Congress in 2024 elections, party reacts

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 2023

Narendra Modi

Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood appointed new CBI director  

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.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury gets NCW summon, FIR over 'Rashtrapatni' remark

The trouble is far from over for Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury following his controversial remarks toward President Droupadi Murmu.

14 Jun 2022

Sonia Gandhi

ED to again grill Rahul Gandhi today amid Congress's protests

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 2021

Lok Sabha

Congress to replace Adhir Chowdhury as leader in Lok Sabha

The Indian National Congress is reportedly looking to replace Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as the party's leader in the Lok Sabha.

02 Mar 2021

West Bengal

Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Adhir Chowdhury bicker over ISF alliance

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 2020

Lok Sabha

Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

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 2020


Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

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 2020

Lok Sabha

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

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 2020

West Bengal

Sushant for Bihar-polls, Rhea for Bengal? Parties evoke regional cards

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 2020

Lok Sabha

Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok 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 2020

Article 370

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

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.

10 Dec 2019


Make in India to Rape in India: Congress slams PM

The flurry of rape cases in India and the stoic silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi resonated in the Parliament on Tuesday, with Congress seeking answers.

06 Aug 2019

Lok Sabha

#Article370Scrapped: How is J&K internal matter, asks Congress; commits blunder

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 2019

Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha debates from afternoon to midnight, sets record

Lok Sabha MPs made a new record on Thursday when they discussed railways privatization till midnight.

18 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

Congress names Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as leader in Lok Sabha

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 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: Congress divided over alliance with ruling TMC

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.

06 Apr 2017

Yogi Adityanath

MPs demand patent for Kolhapuri chappals

Speaking at the Lok Sabha, National Congress Party member Dhananjay Mahadik, along with other MPs, demanded that the famed Kolhapuri chappals be patented at the earliest.