Pratima Bhoumik

Pratima Bhoumik
Constituency: Tripura West

Born/Date of Birthday: 28 May 1969
Place of Birth: Barnarayan, Sepahijala, Tripura, India
Political party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Educational Qualifications: Graduate (Bio-Science)
Educated at: Women's College, Agartala, University of Tripura, Tripura
Profession: Agriculturist, Social Worker

Marital Status: Unmarried
Parents: Shri Debendra Kumar Bhoumik, Smt. Kanan Bhoumik
Permanent Address: Padma Pukar, Kadamtala Road, Advisor Chowmuhani, Krishnanagar, Agartala - 799001, West Tripura
Tel: (0381) 2321234, 6811179016 (M),
Fax: (0381) 2312345

Pratima Bhoumik (born 28 May 1969) is an Indian politician who is currently serving as Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in Second Modi ministry. She became the first Tripura resident and second woman from North East to be a Union Minister. She also got elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Tripura West as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. She was inducted into the present chief minister of Tripura Shri Biplab Kumar Deb's team in January 2016 as State General Secretary. She hails from a village called Baranarayan under Sonamura sub-division. She is a member of BJP since 1991. She is popularly known as Didi.

Smt. Pratima Bhoumik is a graduate in bio-science from Women College, Agartala, under Tripura University in 1991.

As party whip of Lok Sabha
Smt. Pratima Bhoumik has expressed her gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for including her in the party's Lok Sabha whip list.

As a Member of Parliament
Pratima Bhoumik was elected to the 17th Lok Sabha, from Tripura West. After the result was formally declared, in an interview with IANS, the 50-year-old science graduate, Pratima Bhowmik, said: "I would work for the all-round development of the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah's development mantra and vision are our future course of action for the welfare of the people."

"To fulfill Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb's vision to make Tripura a model state, we would all together work to achieve the dream," Bhowmik, General Secretary of the BJP's state unit, told.

Bhowmik, securing 5,73,532 votes (51.77 percent of the valid votes polled) won the Tripura West seat defeating her Congress rival Subal Bhowmik by a margin of 3,05,689 votes, would be the second Lok Sabha member from Tripura after Congress' Maharani Bibhu Kumari Devi, also former Tripura minister, who won in 1991.

Lok Sabha Standing Committee

  • Member, Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
  • Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House

Contribution of the first salary
Pratima Bhowmik, the Lok Sabha MP from Tripura West parliamentary constituency, donated Rs 1,00,000 from her first month's salary for Assam flood relief. At least 67 people have died and 33,55,837 have been affected in the deluge that has inundated over 2,000 villages in 17 districts of Assam.

Union Minister
She became Minister of State Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in Second Modi ministry when cabinet overhaul happened. She became first Central Minister from Tripura.

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