Suvendu Adhikari

Suvendu Adhikari শুভেন্দু অধিকারী
Minister for Transport
Assumed office
27 May 2016
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Nandigram
Assumed office
19 May 2016
Preceded by Firoja Bibi
Constituency Nandigram
Member of the India Parliament
for Tamluk
In office
16 May 2009  19 May 2016
Preceded by Lakshman Chandra Seth
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Kanthi Dakshin
In office
12 May 2006  16 May 2009
Preceded by Sisir Adhikari
Succeeded by Dibyendu Adhikari
Personal details
Born ( 1970-12-15) 15 December 1970
Nationality Indian
Political party All India Trinamool Congress
Residence Contai, District- Purba Medinipur, West Bengal
Alma mater Rabindra Bharati University
Profession Politician
Religion Hindu

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.[1][2] He is the son of Sisir Adhikari, former Union Minister of State for Rural Development in the Manmohan Singh government.[3][4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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). [7]


  1. "Thumbnail sketches of ministers of state". new Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  2. "Suvendu Adhikari". India Govt. Retrieved 2009-07-30.
  3. Had no work, say former TMC ministers in UPA govt Retrieved 11 November 2012
  4. "Suvendu Adhikari -Profile". Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  5. Dutta, Indrani. "Like father, like son". The Hindu, 5 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-30.
  6. "Nandigram swings two seats in East Midnapore in Trinamool's favour". Indian Express 17 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-30.

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