Abhishek Banerjee (Politician) Age, Biography, Family, Caste and More

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Abhishek Banerjee is an Indian politician who has been a Member of Parliament for the Trinamool Congress since 2019. Born and raised in Kolkata, India, Abhishek Banerjee is the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Banerjee studied at the Indian Institute of Planning and Management, where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and then a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Since 2019 he has been making strides as a politician in the state, working to help bring about positive change.

Bio

Real NameAbhishek Banerjee
ProfessionPolitician
Political PartyAll India Trmamool Congress (AITMC)
Date of Birth7 November 1987
Age36 Years
Birth PlaceKolkata, West Bengal
NationalityIndian
Home TownKolkata, West Bengal
FamilyMother: Lata Banerjee
Father: Amit Banerjee
Wife: Rujira Banerjee
Children: 2
ReligionHinduism
SchoolNava Nalanda High School
M.P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School
CollegeIndian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM)
Educational QualificationMBA in Human Resources and Marketing

Family

He was born on 7 November 1987 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India to Amit Banerjee and Lata Banerjee. His aunt is the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee.

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Abhishek Banerjee with his aunt Mamata Banerjee

On February 24, 2012, Banerjee married Rujira Banerjee and they have two children, daughter Azania and son Aayansh.

Abhishek Banerjee with his wife Rujira

Education

Banerjee attended Nava Nalanda High School and M.P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School in Kolkata before relocating to Delhi to pursue his BBA and MBA in Human Resource and Marketing from Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), New Delhi in 2009.

Political Career

In 2011, Abhishek Banerjee joined the All India Trinamool Congress and was appointed National President of the All India Trinamool Youth Congress. This made him a youth icon in the party, which had just overthrown the 34-year rule of the Communist Party of India.

In 2014, Banerjee ran for Lok Sabha elections on behalf of the All India Trinamool Congress and won by a huge margin, making him the youngest member of the lower house. To encourage youth participation in sports and physical activities, he held the M.P. Cup Football Tournament in his constituency.

Banerjee went on to win the 2019 Lok Sabha Election from Diamond Harbour with over 320,000 votes, securing victory against the nearest opponent from BJP.

Controversies

1. In 2015, Debashish Acharya slapped Abhishek at a public meeting, after which he was attacked by Trinamool Congress Party supporters and arrested by the police. Abhishek subsequently forgave him, and he was released. In February 2020, six years later, Debasish joined the BJP ahead of the Assembly Election. In June 2021, Debashish was found dead under mysterious circumstances. He had been brought to the hospital by some unidentified people, where the doctor declared him brought dead. His family believes that he was murdered by party goons.

2. In 2021, he was charged with a coal smuggling scandal. On September 6, 2021 and March 21, 2022, the Enforcement Directorate interviewed him twice.

3. At Kolkata Airport in 2019, Abhishek’s wife was allegedly apprehended by customs officials for possessing 2 kilograms of gold. Abhishek refuted these claims and said they were politically motivated.

Facts

  • Since 2011, Banerjee has been the President of the Trinamool Congress’ youth wing, the Trinamool Youth Congress.
  • He has been a Member of Parliament since 2014 for the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency in South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.
  • During the August 2018 session of the Lok Sabha, he was embarrassed when he stumbled while posing a question.
  • He is also a founder of Diamond Harbour FC.
  • On June 5th, 2021, he was named the General Secretary of the All India Trinamool Congress.
  • In 2014, he was chosen to be part of the Consultative Committee under the Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs. Additionally, from April 2015 to May 2019, he served as a member of the Railway Convention Committee (RCC).
  • Banerjee has served as a member of the Standing Committee of Commerce in 2014.
  • Banerjee is an advocate of same-sex marriages. He has voiced his support for them, saying that everyone should have the right to choose their own life partner.

“…If I want to choose a life partner of my choice, if I am a man and I am fond of a man, If I am a woman and I am fond of a woman – whatever combination that is, no authority can make a comment on that,”

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