SUVENDU ADHIKARI

Son of a former Union minister under Manmohan Singh-government, Suvendu Adhikari is an Indian politician from West Bengal. He was a member of the Indian National Congress from 1995 to 1998, and the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) until December 2020. He then switched to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
 
Adhikari was first elected in 1995 as a councillor from Congress in the Contai. Later, Adhikari was elected to Legislative Assembly from West Bengal's Kanthi Dakshin constituency and became the chairman of Kanthi Municipal Corporation. Adhikari championed the anti-land acquisition movement in Nandigram and led the Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee in 2007. After its success, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee made Adhikari the party-in-charge of Paschim Medinipur, Purulia, and Bankura districts.

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