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.

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

14 Jun 2022

India
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.

Congress to replace Adhir Chowdhury as leader in Lok Sabha

12 Jul 2021

Politics
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.

Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Adhir Chowdhury bicker over ISF alliance

02 Mar 2021

Politics
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.

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

19 Dec 2020

Politics
Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

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.

Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

15 Dec 2020

Politics
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.

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

27 Nov 2020

Politics
TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

23 Nov 2020

Politics
Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

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.

Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

19 Nov 2020

Politics
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.

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

18 Nov 2020

Politics
No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

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.

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

14 Sep 2020

Politics
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.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

12 Sep 2020

Politics
In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

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.

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

11 Sep 2020

Politics
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.

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

11 Jul 2020

Politics
BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

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.

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

11 Mar 2020

Politics
Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

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.

Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

05 Mar 2020

Politics
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.

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

02 Mar 2020

India
Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

24 Feb 2020

Politics
Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the Presidential banquet hosted for United States President Donald Trump, sources told ANI on Monday.

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

23 Feb 2020

India
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.

'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

03 Feb 2020

Politics
'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

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.

Make in India to Rape in India: Congress slams PM

10 Dec 2019

Politics
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.

Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout

27 Nov 2019

Politics
Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill.

Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds

21 Nov 2019

Politics
Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds

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).

Murshidabad triple-murder: Police deny political angle, BJP criticizes Trinamool's governance

11 Oct 2019

India
Murshidabad triple-murder: Police deny political angle, BJP criticizes Trinamool's governance

The horrifying murder of three members of a family in Murshidabad remained a topic of outrage on social media on Thursday.

After Pakistan quotes Gandhi, he calls Kashmir India's 'internal matter'

28 Aug 2019

Politics
After Pakistan quotes Gandhi, he calls Kashmir India's 'internal matter'

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".

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

07 Aug 2019

Politics
#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

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.

#Article370Scrapped: RaGa's 'friend' Jyotiraditya Scindia supports BJP's Kashmir move

06 Aug 2019

Politics
#Article370Scrapped: RaGa's 'friend' Jyotiraditya Scindia supports BJP's Kashmir move

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.

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

06 Aug 2019

Politics
#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.

Lok Sabha debates from afternoon to midnight, sets record

12 Jul 2019

Politics
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.

#KarnatakaCrisis: 30 ministers resign, Congress meet today, Kumaraswamy blames BJP

09 Jul 2019

Politics
#KarnatakaCrisis: 30 ministers resign, Congress meet today, Kumaraswamy blames BJP

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.

Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

05 Jul 2019

Business
Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for more than two hours in her maiden budget speech and promised a better future to countrymen.

Firm on resignation, Rahul Gandhi says party will decide successor

20 Jun 2019

Politics
Firm on resignation, Rahul Gandhi says party will decide successor

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.

Congress names Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as leader in Lok Sabha

18 Jun 2019

Politics
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.

West Bengal: Congress divided over alliance with ruling TMC

01 Jul 2018

Politics
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.

MPs demand patent for Kolhapuri chappals

06 Apr 2017

India
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.