Sonali Guha

Sonali Guha (born 27 December 1968) is an Indian politician from the state of West Bengal. Guha is a All India Trinamool Congress politician and four-term member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly and the first women Deputy Speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.

Sonali Guha was born 27 December 1968 in Kolkata. She attended the University of Calcutta and graduated in science from Charuchandra College.

Guha took to politics at an early age and was a close aide to Mamata Banerjee. Between 2001 and 2003, on instructions from Mamata Banerjee, Guha intervened in the defense of squatters that were being evicted from the banks of Tolly's Nullah and Gobindapur railway colony.

Guha was first elected to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly in 2001 from the Satgachhia (Vidhan Sabha constituency) on an All India Trinamool Congress ticket. She defeated Gokul Bairagi of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) by about 6,000 votes. Her victory was significant as the seat had been held for five terms by Chief Minister Jyoti Basu, since 1977, but Basu decided not to contest the 2001 election for health reasons.

In the 2006 assembly election Guha defeated Kabita Kayal of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) by about 6,000 votes. She was elected as the first women deputy speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.

Guha was re-elected to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly in 2011. This time her opponent was Barun Naskar from the Communist Party of India (Marxist), whom she defeated by about 18,000 votes.

This page was last edited on 20 January 2018, at 15:56 (UTC).
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