Debasree Chaudhuri


Debasree Chaudhuri
Sushri Debasree Chaudhuri 5 March 2020.jpg
Minister of State for Woman and Child Development
In office
30 May 2019 – 07 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterSmriti Irani
Preceded byVirendra Kumar Khatik
Succeeded byMahendra Munjapara
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byMohammed Salim
Personal details
Born (1971-01-31) 31 January 1971 (age 50)[1]
Balurghat, West Bengal, India[1]
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ResidenceDesbandhu Nagar, Kolkata[1]
EducationM.A. University of Burdwan[1]
Source: [1]

Debasree Chaudhuri (born 31 January 1971) is an Indian politician who served as the Minister of State for Woman and Child Development in the Second Modi ministry 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

Chaudhuri taking charge as the Minister of State for Women and Child Development, in New Delhi on 31 May 2019.

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 Imam of the Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata.[4] Debashree Chowdhury was previously the District Observer of BJP Kolkata South Suburban District till 2019.

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.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Bio of Member of Parliament". Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Raiganj Election Results 2019 Live Updates: Debasree Chaudhuri of BJP Wins". News 18. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Who Gets What: Cabinet Portfolios Announced. Full List Here". NDTV. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ "BJP leaders protest against Shahi Imam, arrested". The Indian Express. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  5. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019, retrieved 22 August 2020

External links

  • Profile - Parliament of India