Aparupa Poddar

Aparupa Poddar (Afrin Ali)
Member of the India Parliament
for Arambagh
Assumed office
Preceded by Sakti Mohan Malik
Personal details
Born (1986-01-08) 8 January 1986
Political party Trinamool Congress
Spouse(s) Md. Shakir Ali
Children 1 son
Residence Serampore
Alma mater Munnu
Burdwan University

Aparupa Poddar (Afrin Ali) is an Indian politician and a member of parliament to the 16th Lok Sabha from Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency), West Bengal. She won the Indian general election, 2014 as a All India Trinamool Congress candidate.[1]

The BJP had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission seeking cancellation of the candidature of Aparupa Poddar on the plea that she had converted to Islam and hence she could not be treated as one belonging to the scheduled caste. Aparupa Poddar had clarified that she had changed her name but not her religion. The Arambagh constituency has a seat reserved for scheduled castes.[2]


  1. "Constituencywise-All Candidates". Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  2. "Name game: Arambagh TMC candidate lands herself in trouble". Hindustan Times, Kolkata, 10 April 2014. Archived from the original on 8 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.

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Aparupa Poddar, TMC, Winner from Arambagh, West Bengal

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