Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee wished former Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya on the occasion of his 74th birthday. The Chief Minister said, “Birthday greetings to Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, former Chief Minister of West Bengal”.
Born in 1944 and an alumni of the then Presidency College, Bhattacharjee is an Indian politician and was former member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
He was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011. Bhattacharjee was the MLA of Jadavpur constituency for twenty-four years until 13 May 2011, when he was historically defeated by the former Chief Secretary of his own government, Manish Gupta, by 16,684 votes in the 2011 West Bengal election.