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Mamata Banerjee
মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়
Portrait of Mamata Banerjee
8th Chief Minister of West Bengal
Assumed office
20 May 2011
Governor M. K. Narayanan
Preceded by Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
Minister of Railway
In office
13 October 1999 – 16 March 2001 (Resigned)
In office
22 May 2009 – 19 May 2011 (After Giving Resignation)
Preceded by Lalu Prasad Yadav
Succeeded by Dinesh Trivedi (pro tem)
Member of Parliament for Kolkata Dakshin
In office
1991–2011
Preceded by Biplab Dasgupta
Succeeded by Subrata Bakshi
Member of Parliament for Jadavpur
In office
1984–1989
Member of Legislative Assembly
for Bhabanipur
Assumed office
25 September 2011
Councillor of Bhabanipur Area
Assumed office
28 April 2015
Personal details
Born 5 January 1955 (1955-01-05) (age 66)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Congress (Left In 1/1/1998) Trinamool Congress (1991-Present)
Spouse(s) Unmarried
Residence Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Alma mater Jogamaya Devi College (B.A.)
University of Calcutta (M.A.)
Shri Shikshayatan College (B.Ed.)
Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College (LL.B.)
Occupation Political Leader
Profession Politician
Advocate
Social Worker
Painter
Singer
Writer

Mamata Banerjee (Bengali: মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়) (born 5 January 1955) is the current Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal. She is the first woman Chief Minister of the state. She is also the founder and chairperson of the Trinamool Congress. Mamata Banerjee is also the Minister for Home, Health and Family Welfare, Land and Land Reforms, Information and Cultural Affairs, Hill Affairs, Minority Affairs and Madrassah Education, Agriculture, Power and Personnel and Administrative Reforms departments. She is a good orator. Her followers call her "Didi" (meaning the elder sister).

Mamata Banerjee has defeated the 34-year-old the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front government in West Bengal. That government was the world's longest-serving democratically-elected communist government.

In the past, she was the Minister of Railways twice, Minister of Coal once, and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and Women and Child Development once in the cabinet of the Government of India.

Political offices
Preceded by
Lalu Prasad Yadav
Minister of Railways
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Dr. Manmohan Singh (pro tem)
Preceded by
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
Chief Minister of West Bengal
2011–present
Incumbent

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