Political Career of Pranab Mukherjee


The present article discusses the political career of Pranab Mukherjee, the present Finance Minister of India.

Mr. Pranab Mukherjee is an eminent Congress leader from West Bengal and is presently the Honourable Finance Minister of India.


Political Career of Pranab Mukherjee


Political Career of Pranab Mukherjee



The political career of Pranab Mukherjee covers a span of as much as five decades in the parliaments. The political career of Pranab Mukherjee actually started with the membership of the Rajya Sabha or Upper House, in 1969. Pranab Mukherjee's political career went on smoothly enough as he was re-elected in 1975, 1981, 1993 and in 1999.

In 1973, the political career of Pranab Mukherjee took a significant turn as he joined the Cabinet. Pranab Mukherjee's political career in the Cabinet began as the Union Deputy Minister, Industrial Development. Pranab Mukherjee's political career then took several turns until he became the Finance Minister of India(1982-84). In 1984, Pranab Mukherjee as a Finance Minister was rated the world best by an international economic magazine called Euromoney.

Nevertheless, a bad patch came following the success as the political career of Pranab Mukherjee really took a hit with his exclusion from the Congress party for sometime. In this period, Pranab Mukherjee formed his own party, the Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress. Nevertheless, as issues were settled with the Congress High-Command, Pranab Mukherjee's party mingled with Congress once again in 1989.

The political career of Pranab Mukherjee again took an upward turn when P. V. Narasimha Rao appointed him as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission. Pranab Mukherjee worked as the Minister of External Affairs in Rao's cabinet. Presently, he is the Finance Minister and has passed the budgets of 2009 and 2010.



Political Career of Pranab Mukherjee in West Bengal



The Political Career of Pranab Mukherjee became more closely associated with his native state West Bengal since 1985. That year, he was appointed the President of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee. The Parliament Constituency of Pranab Mukherjee is Jangipur, Birbhum.


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