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is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha. He was elected as a Trinamool Congress
The All India Trinamool Congress is a state political party in West Bengal. Founded in 1 January 1998, the party is led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Trinamool Congress is currently the second largest member of the ruling United Progressive Alliance coalition...
candidate from Tamluk (Lok Sabha constituency)
Tamluk is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Tamluk in West Bengal.-Election results:Results of elections held prior to 2009 are summarised below:-Assembly segments:...
. An honours graduate, he was born on 15 December 1970.He is the son of Sisir Adhikari
Sisir Adhikari is Union Minister of State for Rural Development in the Manmohan Singh government. He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Kanthi...
Credited as the man who galvanised the people of Nandigram
Nandigram is a rural area with two commuunity development blocks in Haldia subdivision of Purba Medinipur district of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located about 70 km south-west of Kolkata, on the south bank of the Haldi River, opposite the industrial city of Haldia...
under the umbrella of the Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee
Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee is an organisation in West Bengal, India, formed to oppose the set-up of a Special Economic Zone in the rural area of Nandigram. It formed an important role in resisting land-acquisitions in the following Nandigram violence...
, when rumours of land acquisition for a chemical hub had triggered a movement, Suvendu Adhikari was a member of the Legislative Assembly from Contai
Contai is head quarters of Contai subdivision in Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal, India. There are three community development blocks in Contai.- History :...
. CPI(M)’s strongman Lakshman Chandra Seth, who led the charge in recapturing the villages from Trinamool Congress supporters leading to a bloodbath in 2007
The Nandigram violence was an incident in Nandigram in the West Bengal state of India, where, to curb the terror build by All India Trinamool Congress and Maoists, on the orders of the West Bengal government, police entered the Nandigram area and violence erupted...
, was sent packing by Suvendu Adhikari, who defeated his rival in Tamluk by a margin of 1.73 lakh votes.
In the 2009 Lok Sabha candidate’s affidavit data Suvendu Adhikari mentioned that there were three criminal cases in which he was accused but there were none in which he was convicted.Suvendu Adhikari alleged, “The CPI-M leaders, here, are trying to regain lost ground with the help of a section of police and administrative officers by framing false cases against our workers."