|Preceded by Kumkum Chakraborty|
Name Sovan Chatterjee
|Constituency Behala East|
Role Indian Politician
|Preceded by Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya|
Party All India Trinamool Congress
Political party Trinamool Congress
Similar Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, Mukul Roy, Subrata Mukherjee
Born 7 July 1964 (age 56), Kolkata
Narada sting case cbi again quizzes kolkata mayor sovan chatterjee
Sovan Chatterjee (born 7 July 1964) is an Indian politician belonging to the All India Trinamool Congress. He is the current Mayor of the city of Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Chatterjee has been a Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) councillor since 1985.
- Narada sting case cbi again quizzes kolkata mayor sovan chatterjee
- Kolkata mayor sovan chatterjee appears before ed on narada sting case
- Political career
- Bhangar Power Grid
- Water crisis
Kolkata mayor sovan chatterjee appears before ed on narada sting case
Chatterjee had been a councillor in the KMC since 1985. From 2000 to 2005, he was also a mayor in council of the corporation. Chatterjee won the Behala Purba seat in the 2011 West Bengal Assembly election, which he retained in 2016.
In 2010, he was appointed as the mayor of Kolkata by his party Trinamool Congress, with Farzana Alam being appointed as his deputy. On getting elevated to the post, Chatterjee said that he will try to restore the old glory of the city.
Chatterjee was made a cabinet minister in 2016. Former mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya said that there was no provision in law that prevents a mayor from holding ministerial berth. With the decline in supply of cattles, India's first fully automated slaughterhouse (in Tangra area) was shut in May 2017. Chatterjee reacted by saying that he would examine the matter.
In December 2016, Chatterjee became the first mayor of any city of India to get Z-plus security cover (the highest level of security cover in India). In that category, he would get security cover by National Security Guard commandos.
In November 2014, Chatterjee was announced as the mayoral candidate of his party for the civic polls to be held in 2015. He was reappointed as the mayor of the city in May, as his party won the polls.
Bhangar Power Grid
Chatterjee supports the restoration work of building the Bhangar Power Grid, which was stopped due to protests of villagers over acquisition of land. He said that outsiders with vested interests were hindering development.
In May 2017, there were reports of water crisis in South Kolkata. Areas affected included Garden Reach, Wattgunj, Khidderpore. Left Front councillors boycotted a monthly meeting of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation to protest against the body's inability to solve the issue. About the complaints, Chatterjee said that the opposition were making a "mountain out of a mole hill".