Debasree Chaudhuri
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Debasree Chaudhuri

Debasree Chaudhuri
Minister of State for Woman and Child Development

30 May 2019
Narendra Modi
MinisterSmriti Irani
Virendra Kumar Khatik
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

23 May 2019
Mohammed Salim
Personal details
Born (1971-01-31) January 31, 1971 (age 48)[1]
Balurghat, West Bengal, India[1]
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ResidenceDesbandhu Nagar, Kolkata[1]
EducationM.A. University of Burdwan[1]

Debasree Chaudhuri (born 31 January 1971) is an Indian politician who serves as the Minister of State for Woman and Child Development in the 2nd Cabinet of Modi in the Government of India. She was elected to the 17th Lok Sabha from Raiganj constituency in West Bengal in the 2019 Indian general election as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[2][3]

Early life

Chaudhuri was born in Balurghat to Debidas Chaudhuri and Ratna Chaudhuri. She completed her Master of Arts from the University of Burdwan.[1]

Political career

In the 2019 Indian general election, Chaudhuri won from the Raiganj Lok Sabha constituency with 511652 votes.[2]

In May 2019, Chaudhuri became Minister of State for Women and Child Development.[4]

On 16 December 2016, Chaudhuri was arrested along with Baisnabnagar MLA Swadhin Kumar Sarkar and other local BJP leaders at a protest condemning comments made by Maulauna Noor-ur Rahman Barkati, the Shahi Iman of the Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata. [5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Bio of Member of Parliament". Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Raiganj Election Results 2019 Live Updates: Debasree Chaudhuri of BJP Wins". News 18. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Who Gets What: Cabinet Portfolios Announced. Full List Here". NDTV. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019
  5. ^ "BJP leaders protest against Shahi Imam, arrested". The Indian Express. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 2019.

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