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Sudip Bandyopadhyay
Leader, All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
13 July 2011
DeputyDr. Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar (Deputy Leader) Adv. Kalyan Banerjee (Chief Whip)
Preceded byMamata Bandyopadhyay
Member of Parliament
for Kolkata Uttar
Assumed office
2009
Preceded byNew constituency
ConstituencyCalcutta North (Lok Sabha constituency)
Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare
In office
13 July 2011 – 22 September 2012
PresidentPratibha Patil
Pranab Mukherjee
Preceded byDinesh Trivedi
Succeeded byAbu Hasem Khan Choudhury
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
October 1999 – February 2004
Preceded bySudip Bandyopadhyay
Succeeded bySudhangshu Seal
ConstituencyCalcutta North West
In office
March 1998 – April 1999
Preceded byDr. Debi Prasad Pal
Succeeded bySudip Bandyopadhyay
ConstituencyCalcutta North West
MLA, 14th Vidhan Sabha
In office
2006 – 2009 (resigned)
Preceded byNayana Bandyopadhyay
Succeeded bySwarna Kamal Saha
ConstituencyBowbazar
MLA, 12th Vidhan Sabha
In office
1996 – 1998 (resigned)
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded by

Sudip Bandyopadhyay (born 10 December 1952) is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament from Kolkata Uttar Constituency of West Bengal,India. Sudip Bandyopadhyay has been a member of the Lok Sabha for five terms, serving in the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th Lok Sabhas. He represents the Kolkata Uttar constituency of West Bengal and is a member of the Trinamool Congress political party.[1]He is the Leader of the Lok Sabha of the All India Trinamool Congress Party. He has also represented India at the United Nations two times, first in Geneva and second in New York where he delivered his speech in the Central Hall of the General Assembly.

Early life and education

Sudip Bandyopadhyay was born in a traditional and respectable family residing at Berhampore in the district of Murshidabad, West Bengal. His father, late Bisweswar Bandyopadhyay being a State Government Official efficiently served the office of the Murshidabad Collectorate and his mother, late Jyotsna Bandyopadhyay was housewife. He was graduated from Krishnath College, Berhampore obtaining his B.Sc. Degree with Distinction under the University of Calcutta. In the early days of his life as a student in the College, Shri Bandyopadhyay was an outspoken personality towards any kind of injustice to his inmates of the College and he was also kept himself involved with the various social activities of the locality. In the next phase of like he became a Social Worker by profession.

Political career

Sudip Bandyopadhyay came to active politics in the year 1970 at his very early age and since then he is associated with various political activities of the State and the Nation. At the beginning of his political career, he was firstly designated as Secretary, Chhatra Parishad (Frontal Wing of INC), West Bengal in the year 1970-71. He was elected to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly for four terms and Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) for five terms being a total of nine terms as an elected member in both the Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha during his political career. Shri Bandyopadhyay did submit his resignation twice from West Bengal Legislative Assembly to contest for Lok Sabha elections. He is one of the brilliant, dynamic and articulate speaker of Lok Sabha since the beginning of his parliamentary career. He is very much eminent with his presence in the Lower House of Parliament (Lok Sabha). He held several posts, i.e. President, West Bengal Youth Congress from 1972-75, General Secretary, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee and Member, All India Congress Committee for a long period of 30 years, Union Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare. Presently, he is senior most Vice-President of All India Trinamool Congress Party and also Leader of the AITC Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha. In the 16th Lok Sabha, Shri Bandyopadhyay was appointed as Chairperson, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways and in the 17th Lok Sabha, again he is assigned with the post of Chairperson, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution. Besides, he has served as a Member of the Standing Committee on Finance, Defence, Urban Development and is also associated with the Public Accounts Committee, Committee on Public Undertakings, Government Assurance Committee, Business Advisory Committee, Consultative Committee of Ministry of Civil Aviation etc. Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay has been nominated earlier and also presently continuing as a Member of Samsad (Court) of Viswa-Bharati, Shantiniketan founded by Kavi Guru Rabindranath Tagore, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India is the Chancellor of the University. Shri Bandyopadhyay is also a Member of the Executive Committee, Indian Parliamentary Group headed by Hon'ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Thus, he has already completed 50 years of political life.

Countries visited abroad inclue Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America etc. (on his official and unofficial tour).

On 3 January 2017, Bandyopadhyay was arrested after interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his non co-operation in ongoing investigation and alleged involvement in the Ponzi firm Rose Valley Group.[2]

Posts held

No. Start End Position
1 1987 1991 Member, 10th Vidhan Sabha
2 1991 1996 Member, 11th Vidhan Sabha
3 1996 1998 Member, 12th Vidhan Sabha
4 1998 1999 Member, 12th Lok Sabha
5 1998 1999 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
6 1998 1999 Member, Business Advisory Committee
7 1998 1999 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development
8 1998 1999 Member, Committee on Communications
9 1998 1999 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
10 1999 2004 Member, 13th Lok Sabha
11 1999 2000 Member, Committee of Privileges
12 1999 2000 Member, Committee on Finance
13 1999 2000 Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
14 1999 2000 Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare
15 1999 2000 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
16 1999 2000 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf Board
17 2000 2001 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
18 2000 2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
19 2006 2009 Member, 14th Vidhan Sabha
20 2009 2014 Member, 15th Lok Sabha
21 2009 2014 Member, Committee on Finance
22 2009 2014 Member, Consultative Committee on Defence
23 2011 2014 Leader, Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
24 2011 2012 Union Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare
25 2014 2019 Member, 16th Lok Sabha
26 2014 2019 Member, Business Advisory Committee
27 2014 2019 Leader, AITC Party in Lok Sabha
28 2014 2019 Member, Public Accounts Committee
29 2014 2019 Member, Committee on Finance
30 2014 2019 Member, Joint Committee on Salaries & Allowances of Members of Parliament
31 2014 2019 Political career

Sudip Bandyopadhyay came to active politics in the year 1970 at his very early age and since then he is associated with various political activities of the State and the Nation. At the beginning of his political career, he was firstly designated as Secretary, Chhatra Parishad (Frontal Wing of INC), West Bengal in the year 1970-71. He was elected to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly for four terms and Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) for five terms being a total of nine terms as an elected member in both the Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha during his political career. Shri Bandyopadhyay did submit his resignation twice from West Bengal Legislative Assembly to contest for Lok Sabha elections. He is one of the brilliant, dynamic and articulate speaker of Lok Sabha since the beginning of his parliamentary career. He is very much eminent with his presence in the Lower House of Parliament (Lok Sabha). He held several posts, i.e. President, West Bengal Youth Congress from 1972-75, General Secretary, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee and Member, All India Congress Committee for a long period of 30 years, Union Minister of State,

Sudip Bandyopadhyay came to active politics in the year 1970 at his very early age and since then he is associated with various political activities of the State and the Nation. At the beginning of his political career, he was firstly designated as Secretary, Chhatra Parishad (Frontal Wing of INC), West Bengal in the year 1970-71. He was elected to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly for four terms and Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) for five terms being a total of nine terms as an elected member in both the Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha during his political career. Shri Bandyopadhyay did submit his resignation twice from West Bengal Legislative Assembly to contest for Lok Sabha elections. He is one of the brilliant, dynamic and articulate speaker of Lok Sabha since the beginning of his parliamentary career. He is very much eminent with his presence in the Lower House of Parliament (Lok Sabha). He held several posts, i.e. President, West Bengal Youth Congress from 1972-75, General Secretary, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee and Member, All India Congress Committee for a long period of 30 years, Union Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare. Presently, he is senior most Vice-President of All India Trinamool Congress Party and also Leader of the AITC Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha. In the 16th Lok Sabha, Shri Bandyopadhyay was appointed as Chairperson, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways and in the 17th Lok Sabha, again he is assigned with the post of Chairperson, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution. Besides, he has served as a Member of the Standing Committee on Finance, Defence, Urban Development and is also associated with the Public Accounts Committee, Committee on Public Undertakings, Government Assurance Committee, Business Advisory Committee, Consultative Committee of Ministry of Civil Aviation etc. Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay has been nominated earlier and also presently continuing as a Member of Samsad (Court) of Viswa-Bharati, Shantiniketan founded by Kavi Guru Rabindranath Tagore, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India is the Chancellor of the University. Shri Bandyopadhyay is also a Member of the Executive Committee, Indian Parliamentary Group headed by Hon'ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Thus, he has already completed 50 years of political life.

Countries visited abroad inclue Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America etc. (on his official and unofficial tou

Countries visited abroad inclue Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America etc. (on his official and unofficial tour).

On 3 January 2017, Bandyopadhyay was arrested after interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his non co-operation in ongoing investigation and alleged involvement in the Ponzi firm Rose Valley Group.[2]

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