SENIOR TMC LEADER SUBRATA MUKHERJEE PASSES AWAY AT 75

Senior TMC leader and West Bengal Minister Subrata Mukherjee breathed his last in Kolkata on Thursday, on the day of Diwali. He was undergoing treatment at the SSKM hospital run by the state government. He died in the hospital on Thursday night. Mr. Mukherjee was 75 years old. 

 

He was a key minister in the cabinet led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, holding several portfolios including the Panchayat department. He was the mayor of Kolkata Municipal corporation for five years, from 2000 to 2005. He started his political career with the Congress party and was one of the youngest ministers in the Congress government led by Siddhartha Sankar Ray. He was one of the leading figures in the West Bengal Congress, until he quit the party in 1999 followed by joining the Trinamool Congress. He became a minister in the Mamata Banerjee cabinet in 2011. The CM described his demise as a ‘great loss’ for the state. 

 

With a career in West Bengal Politics spanning over fifty years, he has represented several constituencies and played a key role in Mamata Banerjee’s Chief Ministerialship and one of her close confidants. In the 2021 state elections, he won the TMC seat from Ballygunge. 

 

He was investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation this year in relation to the Narada sting and was arrested. He was granted bail a few days later. 

 

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