|Name Birajit Sinha|
Political party Indian National Congress
Residence Tripura, India
Early life and career
Birajit Sinha joined student politics at the age of 17 in 1969, and has been an active member of Indian National Congress since 1972. He was appointed president of Tripura State Youth Congress in 1978 and continued in the role until 1990. He also served as a Cabinet Minister in Tripura from 1988 to 1993. He held a number of leadership roles in Indian National Congress, including membership of the National Council of Indian Youth Congress and the All India Congress Committee.
He was first elected as a member of the Tripura Legislative Assembly in 1988 and was a cabinet minister from 1988 to 1993. He was again elected in 1998 and was Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Tripura Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2000. In 2003 Legislative Assembly elections he was the State Congress President and the chief ministerial candidate of INC where he was re-elected from his seat but the party couldn't get the majority. In 2008 Legislative Assembly elections 2013 Legislative Assembly elections, he was re-elected to represent Kailashahar constituency. He was appointed the President of the INC in Tripura on 9 January 2015.
Birajit Sinha is engaged with various social activities. He is the Founder President of ASHRAY – a registered social voluntary organisation working on the program areas of healthcare, welfare and national development. He is also involved with health camps and blood donation camps in rural and remote tribal areas.
He is the Vice President of the Committee for National Integration, a national based organisation that promotes national integration and communal harmony. He was awarded the Rashtriya Ekta Puraskar in 2000 for outstanding contributions to communal harmony in Tripura.
ReferencesBirajit Sinha Wikipedia
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