Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mamata Banerjee is first woman CM of Bengal

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Mamata Banerjee has become the first woman CM of West Bengal. She took oath as eighth Chief Minister of Bengal after the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Left Front's outgoing Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's 34 year long rule came to an end at a ceremonial oath reception at Raj Bhavan, also becoming the fourteenth woman Chief Minister in India.

37 cabinet ministers also took oath along with her. Celebrations could be seen at her residence and thousands of people live, common man as well as the activists of Trinamool Congress had gathered outside her home at Harish Chatterjee Street in south Kolkata, to congratulate didi on this historic win. This was the big news people of Bengal had waited for over the years.

One could listen the sounds of "Maa Maati Manusher Jai" (meaning the victory of mother, motherland and people and 'Mamata Banerjee Zindabad!'.

Mamta Banerjee Profile and Biography/Biodata


Date and Place of Birth - 5 January 1955, at Kusumba in Birbhum, West Bengal

- Shri Promileswar Banerjee and Smt. Gayetri Banerjee

Minister of Railways - served twice
Minister of Coal - served once
Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and Women and Child Development- served once

Mamata started her political career with the Indian National Congress. All India Trinamool Congress is the party she founded in 1997.

Mamta Banerjee is also a painter and her paintings were on display recently on an exhibition. The paintings fetched over Rs.2 crore, of which the painting Banglar Maa sold for Rs. 12 lakhs.

Mamata Banerjee Contact Details

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

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

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Educational Qualifications M.A., B.Ed., LL.B., Trained in Work Education, Educated at Calcutta University, West Bengal


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