Anil Basu

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Anil Basu
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Arambagh
In office
Preceded byBijoy Krishna Modak
Succeeded bySakti Mohan Malik
Personal details
Born(1946-11-07)7 November 1946
Hooghly, West Bengal
Died2 October 2018 (aged 72)
Political partyCPI(M)
Spouse(s)Sabita Basu
Children1 son and 1 daughter
ResidenceChinsurah, Hooghly District
As of 17 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Anil Basu (Bengali: অনিল বসু) (born 7 November 1946) was an Indian politician and a former member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) political party. He joined the Students Wing of the CPI(M) in 1966 during the Food Movement. He joined the Chinsurah Local Committee of the CPI(M) in 1967 and became the DYFI Zonal Secretary in 1970. Local Committee Secretary in 1971. Member of Zonal Committee in 1974. Zonal Committee Secretary in 1981 and admitted into the District Committee. Elected for the first time to the 8th Lok Sabha in 1984 from Arambagh constituency in West Bengal. He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004 from the same constituency. He was directly involved in the Sainbari murder.[1] He was caught making derogatory remarks about Mamata Banerjee and for this he was severely criticised by his own party men.[2] In 2012, he was expelled from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on charge of nepotism, anti-party activities & breach of discipline.

Highest victory margin[edit]

In the 2004 Lok Sabha polls, he won the Arambagh seat by a margin of 592,502 votes, which was the highest ever victory margin in Lok Saba polls in the country[3] till it was broken by Pritam Munde of the BJP with a new record margin of 696,321 votes from Beed in Maharashtra.But as It was In the bypoll, so it did not count as the highest margin.[4][5][6] BJP leader CR Patil won from Navsari seat of Gujarat by 6.89 lakh votes [7]


  1. "Burdwan Sainbari Case - WikiEducator".
  2. Official biographical sketch in Parliament of India website Archived 23 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Lok Sabha polls: CPM's Anil Basu holds record for highest victory margin". The Times of India, 3 April 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  4. "Munde's daughter Pritam wins Beed Lok Sabha bypoll by record margin". The Times of India. 19 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  5. "Munde's daughter breaks Modi's Lok Sabha record". India Today. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  6. "ConstituencyWise-All Candidates".
  7. "ConstituencyWise-All Candidates". 24 May 2019.

External links[edit]

External video
CPI(M) leader Anil Basu abusing Mamata Banerjee at YouTube

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