Chatterjee stepped into politics as a pacesetter of Congress college students’ wing – Chatra Parishad- within the late sixties throughout his school years, impressed by then firebrand youth leaders Subrata Mukherjee and Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi.
His political profession halted after he determined to take up a high-profile company job within the mid-seventies. Chatterjee determined to take a plunge into energetic politics after Banerjee broke away from the Congress and shaped the TMC on January 1, 1998.
He went on to win from the Behala Paschim Meeting constituency for 5 consecutive phrases since 2001 on a TMC ticket.
Chatterjee’s excessive level in his political profession got here in 2006 when he was appointed because the chief of the TMC social gathering within the meeting and later chief of the opposition.
As Banerjee fought towards the mighty Left Entrance regime on the streets of Bengal on the problem of forcible land acquisition in Singur and Nandigram, Chatterjee grew to become the voice of the opposition within the meeting.
Chatterjee was on the forefront when his social gathering took on then chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya within the meeting on the problems of land acquisitions.
Throughout that interval in 2007, he was appointed as TMC’s secretary-general by Banerjee.
After the social gathering got here to energy 4 years later, he was given cost of business and parliamentary affairs.
Nonetheless, in a cupboard reshuffle in 2014, he was faraway from the business division and given cost of training.
Thought-about a loyalist of the social gathering supremo, Chatterjee, together with a couple of others, was on the forefront in main the previous guards throughout the alleged inner-party battle between the younger brigade and the veterans that broke out within the TMC in January-February this yr.
After the social gathering returned to energy for the third consecutive time in 2021, he was given the cost of business and parliamentary affairs departments.
He is named an affable and approachable chief in political circles.
His title had additionally cropped up in a Ponzi scheme, which was being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
He has, nonetheless, denied the allegations as politically motivated.
(With PTI inputs)