Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is an Indian politician and a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011. He 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 (who previously worked under him) by a landslide 16,684 votes in the 2011 Assembly Election of West Bengal.He is the second West Bengal Chief Minister to lose an election from his own constituency, after Prafulla Chandra Sen in 1967. Events during his tenure as Chief Minister included attempts to industrialise West Bengal thwarted by the TATA leaving Bengal in the face of relentless opposition by Trinamool congress the land acquisition dispute in Singur, the Nandigram incident and the Netai
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