Basudeb Acharia

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Basudeb Acharia
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Bankura
In office
1980 - 2014
Preceded byBijoy Mondal
Succeeded byMoon Moon Sen
Personal details
Born (1942-07-11) 11 July 1942 (age 80)
Bero, Purulia district, West Bengal
Political partyCPI(M)
Spouse(s)Rajlakhsmi Acharia
Children1 son and 2 daughters
ResidenceKantaranguni, P.O. Adra, Purulia district
As of 17 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Basudeb Acharia (born 11 July 1942) is an Indian politician and a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) political party.[1] His ancestors were originally from Present-day Tamil Nadu, which settled in Bengal in 16th Century. He considers himself to be a Bengali.

Early life[edit]

The son of late Kanai Lal Acharia and Smt. Konak Lata Acharia, he was born at Bero in Purulia district. He now lives in Kantaranguni, P.O. Adra, in Purulia district. He holds a M.A. and B.T.

Political career[edit]

He was elected for the first time to the 7th Lok Sabha from Bankura constituency in 1980. Subsequently, he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1984, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2009 from the same constituency.[2][3] He was the leader of the CPI (M) Parliamentary Party in the 15th Lok Sabha.[2]

He was a chairman, Committee on Railways, member, Rules Committee, General Purposes Committee, Committee on Security in Parliament Complex, and Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarian in Parliament House. He is also one of the All India Vice-Presidents of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions. In 1980, he was elected as an MP for the first time. In 1981, he was made a Secretariat member in the Purulia District Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). In 1984, he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha. Since 1985, he has been a member of the CPI(M) West Bengal State Committee. He has served as the Chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings from 1990 to 1991.

From 1990 to 1996 he was a member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways. He has been re-elected to the Lok Sabha repeatedly in 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, and 2009. Between 1993 and 96 he was the Chairman, Committee on Government Assurances. In 1996–97 he was the Chairman, Committee on Railways and a Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industry. In 1998–99 he was the Convenor, Sub-Committee on Power, Committee on Energy and a Special Invitee, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways.

Between 1999 and 2004 he was the Chairman, Committee on Petitions. From 2004 to 2014 he was the leader of the CPI (M) Parliamentary Party in the 14th Lok Sabha, Chairman of the Lok Sabha and a member of several parliamentary committees. In 2007, he was made the Chairman, Committee on Railways. In 2008, he was elected as a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from the 19th party congress held at Coimbatore. In 2009, he was re-elected as the leader of the CPI (M) Parliamentary Party in the 15th Lok Sabha. Since August 2009, he has been serving as the Chairman, Committee on Agriculture. He has visited several nations as a parliamentarian.

He has been a senior trade union leader. He is one of the Vice-Presidents of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, also of DVC Shramik Union, Colliery Mazdoor Sabha. He has been a member of the General Council of the CITU and its member of West Bengal State Working Committee. He is also the President of Purulia District CITU. He is serving as a President of West Bengal Railway Contractor Labour Union, DVC Contractor Workers Union, LIC Agent Organisation of India, Thikadar Sramik Union (at Santaldih Thermal Power Station) and at Damodar Cement & Slag Workers Union.

References[edit]

  1. Datta, Romita (21 April 2014). "In Bankura, it's a battle between the old guard and the new order". Livemint. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Detailed Profile: Shri Basudeb Acharia". india.gov.in website. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  3. "Basudeb Acharia". Fifteen Lok Sabha member. westbengalelectionresult.com. Archived from the original on 17 October 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2010.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Somnath Chatterjee
Leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the 15th Lok Sabha
2004-2014
Succeeded by
P. Karunakaran
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