Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is an Indian politician and member of the Indian Nationwide Congress (INC).
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was born on Monday, 2 April 1956 (age 66 years; as of 2022) in Berhampore, Murshidabad district, West Bengal. After his matriculation at Gorabazar Iswar Chandra Establishment in Berhampore in 1970, he dropped out of college on the age of 15. Later, he earned an Honorary Physician of Humane Letter from Sri Sharda Institute of Indian Administration Analysis, New Delhi.
Peak (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Color: Black (half bald)
Eye Color: Black
Dad and mom & Siblings
His father’s identify is Niranjan Chowdhury, and his mom’s identify is Saraju Bala Chowdhury (additionally spelt as Saroja Bala Chowdhury).
Spouse & Kids
On 15 September 1987, he acquired married to Arpita Chowdhury, a businesswoman who died in 2019. Arpita was fondly known as ‘Didibhai’ within the Murshidabad district, and he or she had a protracted affiliation with the district Congress. Collectively, that they had a daughter, Shreyashi Chowdhury, who died at 18 because of accidents sustained after she allegedly jumped from her fifth-floor house. Earlier than her demise, she was attending an actor and mannequin grooming college.
After Shreyashi’s demise, Adhir and Arpita adopted a woman present in a taxi in 2007. Reportedly, they secured short-term custody of the kid at first and needed to watch for six months earlier than it was made everlasting. Later, Adhir Ranjan acquired married to Atashi C Chowdhury (née Atashi Chatterjee). Collectively, the couple has a daughter, Shushree Hoimonti.
Everlasting Deal with
- 9, Haribabu R., Paschim, P.O.-Cossimbazar, Berhampore, Murshidabad-742102, West Bengal
- 26/1/A, Sahid Surya Sen Highway, Gonbazar, Berhampore, Murshidabad-742102, West Bengal
Current Deal with
4, South Avenue Lane, New Delhi – 110 011
In 1978, he ventured into politics as a member of the Indian Nationwide Congress (INC). He turned the president of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress on 10 February 2014. He was succeeded by Somendra Nath Mitra in 2018. Nonetheless, after the demise of Somendra Nath Mitra, Adhir Ranjan was once more appointed because the President of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) in 2020.
1991 West Bengal Meeting Elections
In 1991, he contested the Nabagram Meeting seat, however he was defeated by CPM candidate Sisir Kumar Sarkar by a margin of 1,401 votes.
1996 West Bengal Meeting Elections
In 1996, Adhir Ranjan contested and gained the Nabagram Meeting seat defeating CPM candidate Muzaffar Hossain by 20,329 votes. He served because the MLA from Nabagram till 1999 when he was elected to the thirteenth Lok Sabha.
1999 Normal Elections
In 1999, Adhir Ranjan contested and gained the Baharampur Lok Sabha seat defeating RSP candidate Pramothes Mukherjee by 95,391 votes. Thereafter, he was made the Congress president for the Murshidabad district. Later, he turned a Member of the Committee to Evaluate the Fee of Dividend Payable by the Railway Endeavor to the Normal Revenues. He additionally served as a Member of the Railway Conference Committee. He served as a Member of the Standing Committee on Data Expertise (1999 – 2000), Member of the Standing Committee on Railways (1999-2004), and Member of the Consultative Committee on Ministry of Exterior Affairs (2000 – 2004).
2004 Normal Elections
In 2004, Adhir Ranjan contested and gained the Baharampur Lok Sabha seat defeating RSP candidate Pramothes Mukherjee by 98,901 votes. Thereafter, he turned a Member of the Committee on Estimates, Member of the Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Tradition, and Member of Consultative Committee on Ministry of Exterior Affairs.
2009 Normal Elections
In 2009, Adhir Ranjan contested and gained the Baharampur Lok Sabha seat defeating RSP candidate Pramothes Mukherjee by 1,86,977 votes. From 2009-2012, he served as a Member of the Standing Committee on Defence,
Member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee to look at issues regarding Allocation and Pricing of telecom licences and 2G Spectrum, Member of the Standing Committee on Vitality, Member of the Committee on Estimates, Member of the Consultative Committee on Ministry of Exterior Affairs, and Member of the Consultative Committee on Ministry of Meals Processing. In 2012, he was appointed because the Union Minister of State for Railways; he held the place til 2014.
2014 Normal Elections
In 2014, Adhir Ranjan contested and gained the Baharampur Lok Sabha seat defeating TMC candidate Indranil Sen by 3,56,567 votes. From 2014 to 2019, he served as a Member of the Standing Committee on House Affairs, Member of the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament, and Member of the Consultative Committee on Ministry of Water Sources, River Growth and Ganga Rejuvenation.
2019 Normal Elections
In 2019, Adhir Ranjan contested and gained the Baharampur Lok Sabha seat defeating TMC candidate Apurba Sarkar (David) by 80,696 votes. On 24 July 2019, he was appointed because the Chairperson of the Committee on Public Accounts. On 13 September 2019, he turned a Member of the Standing Committee on House Affairs. On 21 November 2019, he turned a Member of the Normal Functions Committee on Lok Sabha and a Member of the Consultative Committee on the Ministry of Defence. As no get together held 10% of the seats to safe the place of Chief of Opposition, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was chosen because the chief of the Congress within the Lok Sabha, which was the second largest opposition get together.
- Between Two Silences (English)
- Aguner Rangneel (Bengali)
- The Historical past of Murshidabad District Congress – 1885 – 2010
- 125, Bochorer Alokey Murshidabad Zila Congress (Bengali)
Accused within the Homicide of CPM Chief Manab Saha (1996)
In 1996, he was implicated within the homicide of CPM chief Manab Saha in Baharampur city after which he was supposedly absconding. Regardless of absconding throughout the 1996 Meeting elections in West Bengal, he gained the seat.
Homicide of CPM panchayat pradhan Gobardhan (2003)
Police booked him for the homicide of CPM panchayat pradhan Gobardhan after two arrested individuals allegedly named him as a conspirator. A quick-track court docket in Katwa, Burdwan, acquitted him on 21 March 2010.
Accused of Murdering Two Hoteliers (2005)
On 9 November 2005, Chowdhury was arrested from his 82, South Avenue residence in Delhi by two cops for the homicide of two hoteliers Hanif Sheikh and Laltu Sheikh. Chowdhury was accused of the killing alongside along with his spouse Arpita and 13 Congress get together employees. He spent a month and a half in jail that yr, secured bail, and was finally acquitted two years later. Reportedly, the hoteliers have been as soon as with Adhir’s get together earlier than they switched allegiance to the CPM.
Creating Bother At a Polling Sales space (2007)
Quickly after he was acquitted in 2007 within the double homicide case, he was once more arrested for creating hassle at a polling sales space.
Accused within the Killing of TMC chief Kamal Sheikh (2011)
A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued towards Chowdhury in 2011 after the police submitted a cost sheet accusing Chowdhury and eight others below Sections 307 (try and homicide), 302 (homicide) and 120B (prison conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, as additionally below the Arms Act and the Explosive Substances Act. for his alleged involvement within the homicide of TMC chief Kamal Sheikh. Later, he was granted interim bail by a Behrampore court docket. Sheikh was murdered in Murshidabad’s Gora Bazar simply two days after West Bengal’s Meeting outcomes have been declared on 13 Might 2011.
Attacking the District Justice of the Peace’s Bungalow (2012)
In 2012, Chowdhury and 14 different Congress employees have been accused of attacking DM’s bungalow in Murshidabad for which he was granted anticipatory bail. The incident occurred when a Congress delegation went to the DM’s workplace to submit a memorandum. After DM Rajiv Kumar refused to just accept the memorandum and requested the extra district Justice of the Peace to obtain it, the scenario turned violent. The agitated Congress employees vandalised the DM’s bungalow and automobiles in Berhampore.
Calling PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah “Migrants” (2019)
In 2019, amid the turmoil attributable to the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA), Adhir Ranjan known as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and House Minister Amit Shah “intruders” and “migrants” in Delhi since their houses have been in Gujarat. Whereas accusing the BJP of selling spiritual discrimination by means of the NRC, Chowdhury stated,
They (BJP) need to drive out Muslims from the nation. However why a Muslim, who’s a citizen of India, ought to go away the nation? Is that this nation anyone’s jagir (property)? This nation is for everybody, the place everybody has equal rights.”
Thereafter, a disagreement broke out in Lok Sabha throughout the query hour when the ruling alliance members tried to mock him by shouting the phrase “infiltrator” a number of instances.
Speech on UN position in Kashmir (2019)
Within the aftermath of the BJP’s choice to revoke Article 370 and Article 35A in Kashmir, Chowdhury was criticised by varied BJP members for his speech within the Lok Sabha through which he questioned how Kashmir was an “inner matter” if the United Nations (UN) was monitoring it since 1948. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra labelled Chowdhury as “Pakistan’s consultant” in a tweet. Patra tweeted,
Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary demanding a clarification from BJP authorities as to how Kashmir is an inner matter of India ..saying Kashmir matter is pending within the UN …It appears Pakistan ship their consultant to the Indian Parliament! (sic).”
Evaluating PM Narendra Modi to ‘Gandi Naali’ (2019)
In 2019, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s objectionable comment towards PM Modi sparked uproar in Lok Sabha. Whereas claiming that there’s no comparability between Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi, Chowdhury stated,
Kahan maa ganga, kahan gandi naali.”
(One is Mom Ganges, different is a unclean drain)
Later, Chowdhury clarified that his intention was to not insult the PM and he regrets if Modi was damage by his remark. Admitting that his proficiency in Hindi is much from excellent, he defined that he was attempting to say that there was no comparability between ‘Ma Ganga’ and a ‘naali’ (channel). He clarified that he felt the urge to offer the assertion when BJP MP in contrast PM Modi to Swami Vivekananda, who’s revered in Bengal.
Rashtrapatni Comment (2022)
In 2022, BJP accused Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of humiliating President Droupadi Murmu when he by accident referred to her as ‘Rashtrapatni,’ which was thought-about a derogatory comment. Consequently, Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha and Nirmala Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha vociferously protested and sought an apology from Chowdhury in addition to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, accusing the Congress of being anti-Adivasi and anti-women for the alleged reference. On 29 July 2022, Chowdhury tendered a written apology to the President, which learn,
I’m writing to precise my remorse for having mistakenly used an incorrect phrase to explain the place you maintain. I guarantee you that it was a slip of the tongue. I apologise and request you to just accept the identical.”
Thereafter, he launched a scathing assault towards Union minister Smriti Irani for “reducing the dignity” of the president’s workplace throughout certainly one of her speeches within the decrease Home. He identified that she was yelling ‘Droupadi Murmu’ repeatedly with out prefixing Hon’ble President or Madame or Smt. earlier than the Hon’ble President’s identify. On 31 July 2022, an FIR was filed towards him in Madhya Pradesh below varied sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), together with selling enmity between completely different teams on the grievance of former MP minister Om Prakash Dhurve.
Property & Properties
- Deposits in Banks, Monetary Establishments and Non-Banking Monetary Corporations: Rs 17,88,038
- Motor Automobiles: Rs 23,30,549
- Non-Agricultural Land: Rs 6,14,00,000
- Business Buildings: Rs 40,00,000
- Residential Buildings: Rs 2,37,88,500
As of 2019, his web value is Rs 9,28,08,453.
- Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has a eager curiosity in science and selling scientific improvements. He extensively encourages the preservation of literature and long-established and customary people arts. He actively participates in Bangla Cultural actions held across the nation to showcase Bangla tradition to the remainder of the world.
- He has a voracious urge for food for studying.
- He’s an avid soccer fan since childhood. He established a Sports activities Membership in West Bengal to encourage children’ involvement in sports activities.
- He was known as Prince of Murshidabad by India Immediately in 2003.
- In 2022, Adhir Ranjan wrote to Anand Sharma, the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on House Affairs, asking the committee to debate the violative software program utility ‘Tek Fog,’ of their subsequent assembly. Reportedly, Tek Fog is a software program utility utilized by the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) to artificially inflate the recognition of the get together, harass its critics and manipulate public perceptions at scale throughout main social media platforms.
- He is named “Robin Hood” in his hometown Behrampore.
- Although he had been implicated within the homicide of CPM chief Manab Saha and was supposedly absconding throughout the 1996 West Bengal Meeting elections, Adhir contested the Nabagram seat along with his recorded voice enjoying out on microphones throughout campaigns.
- In 1996, Mamata Banerjee, then a member of Congress, threatened to hold herself in public ought to Adhir be given a ticket.
- Adhir can also be a poet and has revealed an anthology in Bengali and English.