Articles about Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is a senior leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) who is also an author and former Chief Minister of West Bengal. After completing his education at Presidency College, Kolkata, Bhattacharjee joined the CPI (M) and took an active part in the party’s activities and movements. He first contested in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections in 1977 and won from the Cossipur constituency. In the 1982 elections, he failed to retain his seat but returned to the State Assembly after winning from the Jadavpur constituency in the 1987 elections. Bhattacharjee was re-elected consecutively in the 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006 WB Assembly polls and served as the state’s Chief Minister from 2000 to 2011. In the 2011 elections, he faced shock defeat in Jadavpur from his former Chief Secretary and Trinamool Congress candidate, Manish Gupta. Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress trumped his party to ascend to power and handed another defeat to the communists in the 2016 elections. After this drubbing, Bhattacharjee, a former CPI (M) Politburo member, largely withdrew from public life.
26 Jan 2022India
Former West Bengal Chief Minister and veteran leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday refused to accept the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.
26 May 2021Politics
West Bengal's former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, who had tested positive for COVID-19 last week, was admitted to a private hospital in south Kolkata on Tuesday after his health condition deteriorated, officials said.
06 May 2019Politics
In 2008, Singur became the hotbed of West Bengal politics after Mamata Banerjee led an agitation against Tata Motors, which catapulted her to national politics.
23 Oct 2018Politics
The Kolkata Police are planning to build two security watchtowers beside West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence to bump up security.
24 Dec 2017Politics
WB CM Mamata Banerjee has been consistent in her annoyance with the BJP-led NDA government.
11 Jul 2017Politics
The opposition today announced former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, as their vice-presidential candidate.
31 Aug 2016India
In a major set-back to Tata Motors, SC cancelled the CPI(M) government's 2006 land acquisition made for Tata Nano factory in Singur and asked the West Bengal Government to reclaim and distribute it to farmers within 12 weeks.