Articles about Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
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.
14 Jun 2022India
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 2021Politics
The Indian National Congress is reportedly looking to replace Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as the party's leader in the Lok Sabha.
02 Mar 2021Politics
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.
19 Dec 2020Politics
On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.
15 Dec 2020Politics
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.
27 Nov 2020Politics
Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.
23 Nov 2020Politics
Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.
19 Nov 2020Politics
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.
18 Nov 2020Politics
After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.
14 Sep 2020Politics
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.
12 Sep 2020Politics
Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.
11 Sep 2020Politics
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.
11 Jul 2020Politics
The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.
11 Mar 2020Politics
Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.
05 Mar 2020Politics
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.
02 Mar 2020India
The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.
24 Feb 2020Politics
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the Presidential banquet hosted for United States President Donald Trump, sources told ANI on Monday.
23 Feb 2020India
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.
03 Feb 2020Politics
Anurag Thakur, the Minister of State (Finance), met with resistance in the Lok Sabha today as he stood to speak about pressing matters affecting the country.
27 Nov 2019Politics
On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill.
21 Nov 2019Politics
Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Congress party staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha on Thursday over the issue of electoral bonds. The party also protested the privatization of public sector units (PSUs).
11 Oct 2019India
The horrifying murder of three members of a family in Murshidabad remained a topic of outrage on social media on Thursday.
28 Aug 2019Politics
Congress' ex-President Rahul Gandhi has made his stand "absolutely clear" on the Kashmir issue. He called it India's internal matter and reiterated that there's no room for any other country to "intervene".
07 Aug 2019Politics
Congress is not moving an inch from its stand on Article 370. The grand old party on Tuesday reiterated that no government can change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it "acceded" to India as one state.
06 Aug 2019Politics
In a huge blow to Congress and its former president Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia supported the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
06 Aug 2019Politics
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 2019Politics
Lok Sabha MPs made a new record on Thursday when they discussed railways privatization till midnight.
09 Jul 2019Politics
The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka took a new turn on Monday after all 30 ministers of the ruling JD(S)-Congress government resigned to make way for a cabinet reshuffle, in hope of saving the coalition from crumbling completely.
05 Jul 2019Business
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for more than two hours in her maiden budget speech and promised a better future to countrymen.
20 Jun 2019Politics
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who has been sulking since May 23 as his party was decimated in Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday confirmed that he hasn't changed his mind about quitting.
18 Jun 2019Politics
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 2018Politics
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.