Role Indian Politician
Name Suvendu Adhikari
Political party AITMC
|Born 15 December 1970 (age 52) (1970-12-15) |
Residence Contai, District- Purba Medinipur, West Bengal
Alma mater Rabindra Bharati University
Education Rabindra Bharati University
Party All India Trinamool Congress
Similar People Sisir Adhikari, Abhishek Banerjee, Mukul Roy, Lakshman Chandra Seth, Shankudeb Panda
Suvendu Adhikari is an Indian politician and member of the 15th Lok Sabha and the 16th Lok Sabha. He was elected as a Trinamool Congress candidate from Tamluk. An honours graduate, he was born on 15 December 1970. He is the son of Sisir Adhikari, former Union Minister of State for Rural Development in the Manmohan Singh government.
Credited as the man who galvanised the people of Nandigram under the umbrella of the Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee, when rumours of land acquisition for a chemical hub had triggered a movement, Suvendu Adhikari was a member of the Legislative Assembly from Contai. Suvendu defeated CPI(M)’s strongman Lakshman Seth, who led the charge in recapturing the villages from Trinamool Congress supporters leading to a bloodbath in 2007, by a margin of 1.73 lakh votes.
Suvendu Adhikari has 5 serious criminal cases against him: 1 charge related to voluntarily causing grievous hurt (IPC Section-325), 1 charge related to theft (IPC Section-379), 1 charge related to attempt to murder (IPC Section-307), 1 charge related to kidnapping or abducting in order to murder (IPC Section-364), 1 charge related to assault or criminal force to women with intent to outrage her modesty (IPC Section-354).