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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member


Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee

Party Name All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)
Constituency Calcutta South
State West Bengal
Father's Name Late Shri Promileswar Banerjee
Mother's Name Smt. Gayetri Banerjee
Date of Birth 05.01.1955
Place of Birth Calcutta, West Bengal
Profession Advocate
Marital Status UnMarried
Date of Marriage
Spouse's Name
Educational Qualifications

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

Permanent Address

30-B, Harish Chatterjee Street,
Calcutta-700 026
West Bengal
Phone: 033-24542121
Fax: 033-24540880

Present Address

C-4, M.S. Flats, B.K.S. Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23722975
Mobile: 9868180511

E-Mail mamata.sansad@sansad.nic.in
Position Held

1970-80
- General-Secretary, Mahila Congress (I), West Bengal

1978-81
- Secretary, District Congress Committee (Indira) [D.C.C. (I)], Calcutta South

1984
- Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
- General-Secretary, All India Youth Congress (I)

1985-87
- Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

1987-88
- Member, National Council, All India Youth Congress (I)
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development

1988
- Member, Executive Committee, Congress Parliamentary Party [C.P.P. (I)]

1989
- Member, Executive Committee, Pradesh Congress Committee [P.C.C. (I)], West Bengal

1990
- President, Youth Congress, West Bengal

1991
- Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1991-93
- Union Minister of State,
- Human Resource Development,
- Department of Youth Affairs and Sports; and
- Women and Child Development

1993-96
- Member, Committee on Home Affairs

1995-96
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
- Member, Committee on Public Accounts

1996
- Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1996-97
- Member, Committee on Home Affairs
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs

1997
- Founded All India Trinamool Congress and elected Chairperson, All India Trinamool Congress

1998
- Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)

1998-99
- Chairman, Committee on Railways
- Member, General Purposes Committee
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs

1999
- Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
- Leader, All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
- Member, General Purposes Committee

13 October 1999 - 16 March 2001
- Union Cabinet Minister, Railways

2001-2003
- Member, Consutative Committee, Ministry of Industries

8 September 2003 - 8 January 2004
Union Cabinet Minister (without any portfolio)

9 January 2004 - May 2004
- Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines

2004
- Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term)
- Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice

5 August 2006
- Member, Committee on Home Affairs

Social And Cultural Activities

Connected with different social and human rights organisations to promote the welfare of poor, children and women;

providing free legal aid to the poor and working for the protection of human rights;

providing free legal aid to poor and working for the protection of human rights;

organised various health camps for mothers and children

Special Interests

Protecting human rights

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

- Writting books and songs; - painting and music

Countries Visited

Widely travelled

Other Information

Represented the country

  1. in U.N. General Assembly;
  2. as a woman parliamentarian at World Women Round Table Conference held at Russia and
  3. World Youth Conference at Vietnam;

    attended the Working Women Conference of ILO and ICFTU at Kuala Lumpur;

observed Dharna in 1995 for 21 days to restore Human Rights and protest against atrocities on women and lock up deaths in the country and specially in West Bengal.