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Short Autobiography of Mamata Banerjee, Railway Minister of India

Short biography of Mamata Banerjee, Railway Minister of India

Know About Mamata Banerjee – Founder of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Name - Mamata Banerjee

Nickname – Didi means the Elder Sister

Born - 5 January 1955 (1955-01-05) Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Maritial Status - Unmarried

Political party – All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)

Constituency - Kolkata Dakshin

Residence –
Present Address - C-4, M.S. Flats, B.K.S. Marg, New Delhi - 110 001, Tels. (011) 23381213, 23386645 (O) 23722975 (R) Fax. (011) 23387333 (O), 23319555 (R)

Permanent Address - 30-B, Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata-700 026 West Bengal, Tels. (033) 24753000, Fax. (033) 24540880

Email id - mamata.sansad@sansad.nic.in

Education -

B.Ed. was done from the Sikshayatan College, Calcutta

M.A. from the University of Calcutta

LL.B. from the Jogesh Chandra Choudhury College of Law, Kolkata.

Ph. D degree from “East Georgia University”, USA. - Our one of the blogger friends
Subhasis Dasgupta has added excellent information regarding this.

University of East Georgia, from where she claimed to have got her doctorate degree, was never licensed to award legitimate degrees"

I again verified her profile and saw that Now this information regarding PHD is removed and not mentioned.

Profession – Advocate, Politics

Mamata Banerjee started her political career with the Congress

She is the President, Founder of Trinamool Congress and current Railway Minister.

During the Period 1976 to 1980, Mamata Banerjee was the General Secretary of Mahila Congress of Indian West Bengal.

In the year 1985, Mamata Banerjee was elected as a member of the Committee on the 'Welfare of Scheduled Castes (SC) & Scheduled Tribes (ST)' in the Lok Sabha.

Positions Held by Mamata Banerjee -

General-Secretary, Mahila Congress (I), West Bengal (1970-80)
Secretary, District Congress Committee (Indira) [D.C.C. (I)], Calcutta South
(1978-81)Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
(1984)General-Secretary, All India Youth Congress (I)
Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (1985-87) Member,
National Council, All India Youth Congress (I) (1987-88) Member,
Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs Member,
Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development Member,
Executive Committee, Congress Parliamentary Party [C.P.P. (I)] (1988) Member, Executive Committee, Pradesh Congress Committee [P.C.C. (I)],
West Bengal (1989) President, Youth Congress,
West Bengal (1990) Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term) (1991)
Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development,
Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and Women and Child Development (1991-93) Member,
Committee on Home Affairs (1993-96) Member,
Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs (1995-96) Member,
Committee on Public AccountsRe-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term) (1996) Member, Committee on Home Affairs (1996-97) Member,
Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs Founded All India Trinamool Congress and elected Chairperson,
All India Trinamool Congress (1997) Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term) (1998) Chairman, Committee on Railways (1998-99) Member, General Purposes Committee Member,
Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home AffairsRe-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term) (1999) Leader,
All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok SabhaMember,
General Purposes Committee Union Cabinet Minister,
Railways (13 Oct. 1999 - 16 March 2001) Member,
Consutative Committee, Ministry of Industries (2001-2003)
Union Cabinet Minister (without any portfolio)
(8 Sept. 2003 - 8 Jan. 2004)Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines (9 Jan. 2004- May 2004) Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (6th term) (2004)
Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances,
Law and Justice Member, Committee on Home Affairs (5 August 2006)
Member, Committee on Home Affairs (5 Aug. 2007 onwards) Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term) (2009)
Union Cabinet Minister, Railways (31 May 2009) Leader, All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

Political Career of Mamata Banerjee with Congress –

1970 Joined Congress I party.
1976 to 1980 – Held post of General Secretary of Mahila Congress (I), West Bengal,
In the 1984 general election, she became one of India's youngest parliamentarians ever, defeating veteran Communist politician Somnath Chatterjee, from the Jadavpur parliamentary Constituency in West Bengal.
She also became the General-Secretary of the All India Youth Congress.
In the Government formed in 1991 headed by Narsimha Rao as Prime Minister, Mamata Banerjee was in charge of the Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Youth Affairs and Sports, along with Women and Child Development.
She was discharged of her portfolios in 1993.

Formation of New Political Party - All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)
In 1997 she left congress party and established new political party All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)
On 11 December 1998, she controversially held a Samajwadi Party MP, Daroga Prasad Saroj, by the collar and dragged him out of the well of the Lok Sabha to prevent him from protesting against the Women's Reservation bill.

In 1999, she joined the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government and was allocated the Railways Ministry.
In 2000, Mamata Banerjee presented her first Railway Budget.
In early 2001, after making allegations against the BJP, she walked out of the NDA cabinet and allied with the Congress Party for West Bengal's 2001 elections, amidst speculation that the move could unseat the Communist government.
She returned to the cabinet in January 2004, holding the Ministry of Coal and Mines portfolios until the 2004 Elections, in which she was the only Trinamool Congress member to win a Parliament seat from West Bengal.

Year 2005 –
On 20 October 2005, she protested against the industrialization policy of the Buddhadev Bhattacharya government in West Bengal. Benny Santoso, CEO of the Indonesia-based Salim Group had pledged a large investment to West Bengal, and the West Bengal government had given him farmland in Howrah
Her party lost control of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation

In 2006, the Trinamool Congress was defeated in West Bengal's Assembly Elections, losing more than half of its sitting members.

Tata – Nano Singur –
She opposed the project of the Tata, Nano a small car making unit.
The Trinamul Congress MLAs protested by damaging furniture and microphones in the West Bengal Assembly.
Government failed to handle this problem, Tata left and Mamta won.

Nandigram –
The West Bengal government wanted to start a chemical hub in the Nandigram
Mamta opposed that, locals also opposed the project, once again government failed to take the local people in confidence.
Trinamool Congress started a blockade.
On 14 March the cops stared firing and killed 14 villagers, when cops were sent to remove the blockade of around 6 months by Mamata Banerjee's violent movement there.
Again government failed to bring industry because of lack of good policy.

In 2009 parliament elections TMC and Congress, UPA alliance won.
And again she became the Railway Minister.

In 2010 TMC won in corporation elections of KOLKATA CORPORATION and Bidhan Nagar Corporation

Mamata Banerjee attitude towards Maoists
She is kind hearted towards Maoists –
Kolkata, July 21 Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said she would request Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to stop the anti-Maoist joint operation in West Bengal as the state's ruling Left Front was using this to regain its political turf in the affected areas.

It is expected that in next elections she is going to win west Bengal elections and going to become Chief Minister of west Bengal.


Swatantra July 22, 2010  

oh god.. how do you get a nice description..

BK Chowla, July 22, 2010  

sm,good to see some one put in so much effort in data collection.But, whatever may be her background, having taken the responsibility of a ministry, she must perform or quit

sm,  July 22, 2010  


sm,  July 22, 2010  

BK Chowla,,

chitra July 22, 2010  

good ,detailed information.I like the way she gets excited while speaking.

Samvedna July 23, 2010  

dont know why, but i never had a good feel about her..she is not a performer, only theatrical.

sm,  July 23, 2010  


sm,  July 23, 2010  


Ordinary_Indian July 23, 2010  

Interesting blog. I have added a link to your blog.

sm,  July 23, 2010  


HaRy!! July 23, 2010  

well matey... politicians finally we know wat they do.. but then we are to blame as well.. nyways nice portfolio!

sm,  July 24, 2010  


Insignia July 30, 2010  

Good information. She became very famous and strong during the Tata Nano case.

sm,  July 31, 2010  


Kath Buro September 05, 2010  

vote for mamata (or buddha) on http://www.buddhavsmamata.blogspot.com/

sm,  September 06, 2010  

Kath Buro,,
yes everyone should vote.

BISOME September 27, 2010  

last time when she became rm from bjp, she performed much much better as a rm unlike this time.this time she is concentrating more on the future of bengal neglecting the present.for an eg.she has made the life of metro commuters in calcutta a hell by increasing the range upto kavi nazrul without thinking about the outcome of it on the life of the commuters without proper infrastructure like sufficient compartments.there is hardly any commuter who is happily travelling by metro this days and everybody is hopeless about the future of it.the only prized pride of calcuttan have become their horror these days.
hope she would realise this at the earliest.

sm,  September 28, 2010  


Subhasis Dasgupta November 22, 2010  

It was wrongly ported her academic qualification , She is not a affiliated PhD holder let me copy some lines from wikipedia

"A non-accredited institution or a diploma mill claiming to represent the so-called University of East Georgia[6] awarded her a doctorate in the 1980s. Following this, till recently she claimed to be a doctorate and even had the her name printed on banners and painted on walls for election campaigns as 'Dr. Mamata Banerjee'. However, it was later discovered that the University of East Georgia, from where she claimed to have got her doctorate degree, was never licensed to award legitimate degrees"

sm,  November 22, 2010  

Subhasis Dasgupta,,
Thanks for adding information i will go through details which you mentioned once more and will make necessary changes.

SM November 22, 2010  

Subhasis Dasgupta,,
I added the needful information to post.

Anonymous,  December 19, 2010  


Thanks guys. I can see number of members are posting blog and focusing on the negative sites of railway minister of India, Mamata Banerjee. You guys might be a CPIM agent. CPIM has started to wash out people democratic opinion since three decades. This is another new way to blame Mamata.

Whatever you do Comrade, your days are counted in Bengal. I am sure about that CPIM regime has finished backbone of Bengal. There is no other alternative except Mamata Banerjee. She will definitely win the next assembly election in Bengal.

No doubt, she is giving more offers to West Bengal as a rail minister. This is quite natural. All minister does that. But she is doing very well for other part of India as well. She is 200% honest minister amongst the parliament. She will be the next chief minister of Bengal. She has offered more betterment to Bengal as a railway minister. CPIM should not analyze Mamata. CPIM has not given any thing in their three decades regime. CPIM is a cancer in India. They always opposed advancement of India. They opposed implementation of information system (Computer) in the country. CPIM is a party of retardants...They should stop sabotaging of railway ministry.

sm,  December 19, 2010  


Subhasis Dasgupta January 25, 2011  

Thanks sim , I appreciate your contribution , this is a very good write up

sm,  January 25, 2011  

Subhasis Dasgupta,,

AC,  July 15, 2011  

AS LONG AS SHE IS RM(or MR as we call in railways)
it's nice but once she is CM, West Bengal she must go more organised, HER "ONE MAN SHOW" MUST BE ENDED

sm,  July 15, 2011