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Mamata greets Buddhadeb Bhattacharya on his 74th birthday

SNS | New Delhi |

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wished Buddhadeb Bhattacharya on his 74th birth anniversary.

The Chief Minister said, “Birthday greetings to Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, former Chief Minister of West Bengal”.

Born in 1944 in north-Calcutta, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is an Indian politician and was former member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011.

Bhattacharjee was the MLA of Jadavpur constituency for twenty-four years until 13 May 2011, when he was historically defeated by the former Chief Secretary of his own government, Manish Gupta, by 16,684 votes in the 2011 West Bengal election.

He is the second West Bengal Chief Minister to lose an election from his own constituency, after Prafulla Chandra Sen in 1967.

Events during his tenure as Chief Minister included attempts to industrialise West Bengal thwarted by the TATA’s Tata Motors leaving Bengal in the face of relentless opposition by Trinamool congress, the land acquisition dispute in Singur, the Nandigram incident, and the Netai incident.