KNOW YOUR MLA

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By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 17.05.11
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Shyampukur

Shashi Panja, 48

Home: 250 Chittranjan Avenue, Calcutta-6.

Education: MBBS from RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, specialisation in ultrasound and infertility practice.

Political career: Her first stint as MLA. Was elected councillor in 2010 and appointed mayoral council member in charge of education.

Priorities: Slum development

Family: Husband Prasun and daughters Puja and Namrata.

Hobbies: Playing badminton and solving crosswords and Sudoku.

Can be reached at: shashipanja@yahoo.com, 9830966161.

One interesting thing few people know about her: An ardent fan of Kapil Dev.

Kasba

Javed Khan, 54

Education: BCom.

Profession: Business.

Family: Wife and two sons.

Residence: McLoed Street, off Park Street, Calcutta-16.

Political career: Elected as MLA for the second consecutive time, councillor since 1995.

Hobby: Watching Barcelona, especially Messi, play.

Can be reached at: 23439956; 2 GJ Khan Road, Calcutta-39.

Priorities: Water supply, roads.

Maniktala

Sadhan Pande, 61

Home: 1/1D Goa Bagan Street, Calcutta-6.

Education: BSc, LlB.

Family: Wife and actor daughter Shreya.

Political career: This is his seventh win in an Assembly poll. Was a bitter critic of Mamata Banerjee during the Singur agitation but switched camps when Trinamul started winning one election after another from 2008.

Priorities: Building a swimming pool of international standards at Deshbandhu Park.

Hobby: To watch movies in which his daughter has acted.

Can be reached at: 25558818.

One interesting thing few people know about him: As a schoolboy he used to write to film heroines requesting them to send him their photographs. “I remember Sadhana, Asha Parekh and Meena Kumari had sent me their pictures with their autographs,” smiled Pandey.

Baranagar

Tapas Roy, 55

Home: 105 BB Ganguly Street, Calcutta-12.

Family: Mother, wife, son (studies abroad) and a daughter.

Education: BSc, LlB.

Profession: Legal advisor.

Political career: Three-time MLA.

Hobby: Listening to classical music and watching cricket.

Priorities: Power, drainage, education and roads. Desilting the Bagjola canal and improving the condition of state-run schools will get immediate attention.

Can be contacted at: 9830050215, party office at Gopal Lal Thakur Road-Tobin Road crossing between 10am and 1pm, Belghoria Nilgunj Road party office from 6pm to 10pm.

Entally

Swarnakamal Saha, 63

Address: 6 Sukur Lane, Calcutta-16.

Education: BSc, LlB.

Political career: Second stint as MLA. Elected for the first time from Bowbazar in the 2009 bypoll. President of the Bengal Bus Syndicate.

Priorities: Water supply and slum development.

Family: Wife Sunita (councillor) and sons Sandipan and Arpan.

Hobby: Adda.

Can be reached at: 9830132290.

Cossipore-Belgachhia

Mala Saha, 51

Education: MA, BEd.

Address: 67B Khelat Babu Lane, Calcutta-5.

Profession: Teacher at Mano Vikas Kendra.

Political career: Elected as MLA for the first time in 2006 after being councillor for two terms.

Priorities: Wants to speed up traffic flow in areas around Calcutta and Dum Dum stations and RG Kar hospital.

Family: Husband Tarun (councillor of ward 5 and chairman of borough I) and son Rahul, an electronics engineer now studying at IIM Lucknow.

Hobbies: Listening to music, especially old Hindi and Bengali film songs.

Can be reached at: 9331022579/ 25563550.

Chowringhee

Shikha Mitra, 53

Home: 3 Lower Rowdon Street, Calcutta-12.

Family: Husband Somen Mitra (Trinamul MP) and mother. Son lives in London.

Education: Graduate.

Profession: Business; also attached to an NGO working for leprosy patients.

Hobby: Listening to Rabindrasangeet and adhunik songs by Hemanta Mukhapadhyay.

Priorities: Employment opportunity for women, roads, water supply and environment.

Can be reached at: 9433180245, home after 11am.

Rajarhat Gopalpur

Purnendu Bose, 59

Home: 97 Shibnarayan Road, Uttarpara, Hooghly.

Family: Wife, daughter and mother-in-law.

Education: Graduate.

Political career: First-time MLA. Joined the Bengal Provincial Student Federation in 1968, worked with independent trade unions, joined Trinamul Congress during the Singur movement in 2006. Was appointed convenor of the Krishijomi Jibon Jibika Rakshya Committee in 2007 and the president of the Trinamul Trade Union Congress in 2009.

Hobby: Storing newspaper clippings of political news and collecting old political pamphlets and manifestos.

Priorities: Development for everyone

Can be reached at: 9433293174, a flat near Tegharia Loknath temple three days a week, Trinamul Bhawan on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Kamarhati

Madan Mitra, 56

Home: 32B Dhirendra Nath Ghosh Road, Calcutta-25.

Family: Wife, two sons and elder sister.

Education: Graduate.

Hobby: Playing table tennis, chess, swimming, listening to music.

Priorities: Take care of the electorate, ensure peace in locality and generate employment.

Can be reached at: 9830800000/ 8296500000.

Dum dum north

Chandrima Bhattacharya, 57

Address: 57 Garcha Road, Calcutta-19.

Family: Husband, son, daughter and grandson.

Education: BCom, Llb.

Profession: Advocate.

Political career: First-time MLA.

Shifted to the Trinamul Congress from the Congress in 2008.

Hobby: Listening to Rabindrasangeet

Priorities: To set up a state-aided hospital. Water, drainage and roads are other priorities.

Can be reached at: 9830067829,

New Dum Dum Daktarbagan party office between noon and 2pm, Bishorpara party office (near No. 6 railway gate) between 3pm and 5pm, New Barrackpore party office between 6pm and 8pm.

Panihati

Nirmal Ghosh, 63

Home: 2 Deshbandhu Nagar, Ishwar Chaterjee Road, Sodepur, Calcutta-110.

Family: Two sons and two daughters.

Education: BSc.

Political career: Three-time MLA.

Hobby: Social work and reading articles on current affairs and labour economy.

Priorities: Drainage, water supply, setting up a water treatment plant, reviving closed factories, revamping the Barrackpore Mahakuma Textbook Library.

Can be reached at: 9830044823, home and Trinamul district office at Madhyamgram Chowrasta.

Barrackpore

Shilbhadra Dutta, 52

Home: Sodepur C Block, Plot 824, Calcutta-110.

Family: Mother, wife and daughter

Education: MCom, LlB.

Profession: Advocate.

Political career: First-time MLA.

Hobby: Reading Tagore novels and listening to Tagore songs.

Priorities: Roads, street lights and drainage.

Can be reached at: 9433264180/ 9007966634.

Metiabruz

Mumtaz Begum, 45

Address: Y 2/57 Kanthal Beria Road, Calcutta-44.

Family: Two sons and a daughter.

Education: HS.

Hobby: Social service and reading fiction and religious books.

Priorities: Water, drainage, transport and improving the infrastructure at Garden Reach State General Hospital.

Can be reached at: 9836531269.

South Howrah

Brojomohan Mazumdar, 71

Home: 7/1/3 Priyanath Ghosh Lane, Shibpur.

Family: Wife, two sons, daughters-in-law and elder brother Jagamohan Majumdar (theatre actor, director and script writer).

Education: MA, BT.

Hobby: Reading books on Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Ramakrishna.

Priorities: Water, drainage, roads, improving South Howrah State General Hospital and reviving closed factories.

Can be reached at: 9903835524/ 26678540, district Trinamul office at Batore.

Bally

Sultan Singh, 67

Home: FE Block, 487, Sector-3, Salt Lake.

Family: Wife, two sons and a daughter.

Education: MA.

Profession: Retired IPS.

Hobby: Social work and playing golf.

Priorities: Water and drainage. Wants to turn Bally into a modern township.

Can be reached at: 9830222001/ 9830222449, Trinamul office at 20/1 MLB Road, Bally, at least three days a week.

Central howrah

Arup Roy, 73

Home: 2/1 Dharmatala Road, Howrah.

Family: Wife, daughter, two brothers and sisters-in-law and daughter.

Education: BA, BCom, LlB.

Hobby: Listening to Rabindrasangeet and travelling.

Priorities: Law and order, health, slum development, clearing encroachment and rehabilitating hawkers.

Can be reached at: 9830071269, home and Central Howrah Trinamul office on Dharmatala Road.

Shibpur

Jatu Lahiri, 73

Home: Ambika Kundu Bylane, Shibpur.

Family: Wife, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.

Education: Intermediate.

Hobby: Travelling.

Priorities: Reviving the Rs 120crore project for supplying potable water to

six added areas of the Howrah Municipal Corporation, expediting the construction of the Ramrajatala bus stand and improving the condition of slums, roads and drainage system.

Can be reached at: 9874488199, Ramrajatala party office from

7pm to 10pm.

North Howrah

Ashoke Ghosh, 69

Home: 9/8 Sitanath Bose Lane,

Salkia, Howrah.

Family: Wife and two daughters

(both married).

Education: Intermediate.

Hobby: Theatre.

Priorities: Setting up a college in north Howrah, a flyover in Salkia, improving Satyabala ID Hospital, Howrah Fish Market and the areas around Howrah station and expediting the construction of Hargunge bazaar.

Can be reached at: 9433242581, Sitanath Bose Lane party officein the evening.