Abhijit Mukherjee

  • Lok Sabha polls: Massive turnout in West Bengal, 82 pc voting recorded April 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A voter turnout of nearly 82 per cent was recorded in six parliamentary constituencies in the second leg of the five-phase elections in West Bengal on Thursday. "On an average 81.42 per cent of the voters cast their votes till 6 pm in the six constituencies of Raiganj, Balurghat,...
  • WB: President's son faces tough poll battle in 'bidi' town April 21, 2014

    After barely scraping through in 2012 bypolls on his father Pranab Mukherjee vacating the seat, Abhijit Mukherjee is now facing a stern test to rid himself of 'President's son' tag in this minority-dominated 'bidi' town where he is pitted against six Muslim rivals, among others. The Lok Sabha seat is all...
  • TMC will not leave an inch to any opposition nominee: Mamata Banerjee April 20, 2014

    Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday asserted that her party would not leave an inch to any opposition candidate in any seat, including Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency where President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit is the Congress candidate. "BJP, Congress and CPI(M) are playing got-up matches. But we are not into any such game," she said...
  • Being President's son always puts pressure to perform, says Abhijit Mukherjee April 17, 2014

    Being son of a president always puts added pressure on him to perform as a public representative and carrying on the work started by his father is the biggest challenge ahead, Congress candidate from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee has said. "Being the son of a stalwart like Pranab Mukherjee is always an...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee takes role of a priest, begins Durga puja October 11, 2013

    Kirnahar (WB): President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday took the role of a priest and worshipped Durga idol at his ancestral home in Mirati, a village 200 kms from Kolkata. This is the second time he attended the Durga Puja at the Mukherjee House after being sworn in as the President of...
  • No action against Abhijit Mukherjee, says Congress December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: After nationwide condemnation and outrage over the sexist remark made by Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of President Pranab Mukherjee, against women protesting at India Gate against the brutal gangrape of a young girl in Delhi, the party has said that there's no need for action against the Jangipur...
  • Dented-painted remark: Change in mindset needed, say activists December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress MP from West Bengal's Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee sparked a row by calling the anti-rape protesters at India Gate in Delhi as "dented and painted" women. Even as he said sorry for his 'dented-painted' remark, women rights groups have rejected his apology and...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey, Anubha Bhosle December 27, 2012

    Abhijit slammed for his dented-painted women comment. Delhi gangrape survivor remains critical in ICU of Singapore hospital. ...
  • Abhijit forced to apologise, says ready to quit December 27, 2012

    President Pranab Mukherjee's son referred to women protestors at the India gate as dented and painted women who go to discotheques. ...
  • Abhijit slammed for his dented-painted women comment December 27, 2012

    President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress MP from West Bengal's Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee has created a controversy by calling the anti-rape protesters at India Gate in Delhi as "dented and painted" women. The Jangipur MP was forced to retract his comments but not before he raked more controversy by trying...
  • I sincerely apologise for what I said and am ready to quit if the party high command wants me to: Abhijit Mukherjee December 28, 2012

    President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress MP from West Bengal's Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee has created a controversy by calling the anti-rape protesters at India Gate in Delhi as "dented and painted" women. The Jangipur MP was forced to retract his comments but not before he raked more controversy by trying...
  • I apologise and take back my comment: Abhijit December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress MP fron Jangipur (West Bengal) and President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee, who is under fire for calling young girls and women protesting against the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi as "dented and painted women", has unconditionally apologised and withdrawn his comments....
  • Pranab's son sparks row with 'dented-painted' comment December 27, 2012

    President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress's sitting MP from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee has made a sexist comment that has already created a political storm and is bound to embarrass his father. Pranab Mukherjee's son said it's fashionable to attend protest march now, while was speaking at an event in West...
  • Youngsters find Abhijit Mukherjee's statement patriarchal December 27, 2012

    Youngsters in Kolkata condemn 'sexist' comment made by Congress sitting MP and President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet. While speaking at an event in West Bengal, Abhijit said it was fashionable to attend protest march now. He said that dented and painted women protesters in Delhi went to discotheques and then turned...
  • 'Abhijit Mukherjee' s comment disappointing, patriarchal' December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress's sitting MP from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee has sparked a storm by calling anti-rape protesters at India Gate 'dented-painted'. From family members to politicians, people are slamming Abhijit for his remark demanding a public apology. Social activist Ranjana Kumari said his comment was similar...
  • Shocked at Abhijit's remark: Pranab's daughter December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmishtha Mukherjee expressed shock at her brother's remark on anti-rape protesters and aplogised for it. "I'm utterly shocked and shaken and I really apologise on my brother's behalf." Sharmishtha said. President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress's sitting MP from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee sparked outrage after...
  • Pranab's son calls anti-rape protesters 'dented-painted' December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress's sitting MP from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee has made a sexist comment that has already created a political storm and is bound to embarrass his father. Pranab Mukherjee's son said it's fashionable to attend protest march now, while he was speaking at an...
  • Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit takes oath as LS member November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Abhijit Mukherjee, son of President Pranab Mukherjee, on Thursday took oath as a first time member of the Lok Sabha. Abhijit, who won the by-election to the Jangipur Parliamentary constituency, took oath in English and in the name of god. The bypoll was necessitated as the seat fell vacant...
  • Jangipur by-poll: Pranab's son Abhijit wins October 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress candidate and son of President Pranab Mukherjee, Abhijit won the Jangipur Lok Sabha by-poll by a slender margin of 2,536 votes on Saturday. Abhijit was leading by a margin of 6541 votes at end of the counting of votes in the ninth round, reports earlier in the day...
  • Jangipur by-poll: Pranab Mukherjee's son leads October 13, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit was leading by a margin of 6541 votes at end of the counting of votes in the ninth round in the Jangipur Lok Sabha by-poll, reports said on Saturday. There was slight nervousness in the Congress camp after, at the end of vote-counting in...
  • 60 pc voting in by-poll in Pranab's son's constituency October 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Sixty per cent polling was recorded in the by-election to Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal on Wednesday where President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee, as the Congress candidate, was locked in a multi-cornered contest with 11 others. The polling recorded this time, however, was far less as compared...
  • WB: TMC not to fight against Cong in Jangipur September 23, 2012

    Jangipur: Despite severing of ties between both the parties, the Trinamool Congress didn't put up any candidate for the Jangipur bypoll against Congress nominee Abhijit Mukherjee, son of President Pranab Mukherjee. Trinamool district president Md Ali said, "This was Pranab babu's seat. And the candidate now is his son, so as...
  • Cong activists assault Pranab's son, inquiry sought September 10, 2012

    Agartala: Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) General Secretary and MLA, Subal Bhowmick on alleged that a group of Congress activists had assaulted Abhijit Mukherjee, a Congress MLA from West Bengal and son of President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday at Bamutia, about 35 km from Agartala. Addressing a press conference in Agartala,...
  • Pranab's son wants to contest from his LS seat July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: President-elect Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit has reportedly expressed desire to contest the Lok Sabha seat from his father's constituency, Jangipur. The seat fell vacant after Pranab was elected to be India's next President. Murshidabad strongman Adhir Choudhary has already offered to support him. Abhijit is currently an MLA from Nalhati in...
  • Son to request Pranab for Sarabjit's release July 23, 2012

    Kolkata: Abhijit Mukherjee, son of Pranab Mukherjee, elected as the 13th President, on Sunday said as a citizen the first request to his father would be to take up the issue of Sarabjit Singh's release with his Pakistani counterpart. "I know the plight of Sarabjit's family members who used to...
  • Will focus on Bengal's development: Pranab's son May 18, 2011

    Among those expected to join Mamata's government is Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee, who won from Nalhati. ...
  • Second generation politicians contest WB polls May 4, 2011

    Kolkata: Sons, daughters-in-law, relatives, West Bengal's assembly elections appear to have become a family affair, to a great extent. Many young family members of the state's politicians are in the fray. Some have already faced the electoral battle, others are all set. Almost all of them are banking on traditional...
  • Pranab Mukherjee's son to join politics March 8, 2011

    Suri (WB): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee on Monday quit his job from Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) to join politics and contest the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections. Sources in Congress party said the SAIL board has accepted Abhijit's resignation and he would be released in...