TNT PROFILES | Facts you should know about BJP state president Ranjeet Kumar Dass
Ranjeet Kumar Dass is a politician from 40, Sorbhog L.A.C Constituency and currently holds the position as the Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly and President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Assam Pradesh.
Born on January 12, 1965, at Barpeta in Assam. Dass married Anju Rani Baishya on November 5, 1993, and is a father of three.
< Dass completed his M. Sc (Botany) at Gauhati University in 1990 and had also done his Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Gauhati University in 1991.
< Dass was a former Lecturer at BBK College, Nagaon, M.C. College, Barpeta and the former Indian Information Service (I.I.S.), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, New Delhi.
< Dass was the Editor of Gauhati University’s “Universal Journal” in 1991.
< Press Correspondent of “The Assam Tribune” from 1991 to 2001.
< Staff Reporter of “North-East Times” from 1993 to 1994.
< Press Correspondent of “Dainik Assam” from 1994 to 1998.
< Press Correspondent of “Ajir Axom” from 1995 to 1997.
< Chief Editor and Managing Director of Weekly Newspaper “Sampratik”
< Ranjeet Kumar Dass’ political journey started when he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party as a member in 1992 under the leadership of Late Prabin Baruah, former State President BJP.
< He became the President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Assam Pradesh from December 25, 2016.
< Dass has helped to take the BJP organisations to different corners of the state. BJP in Assam has a membership strength of 42 lakh!
< He was elected as Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly on June 1, 2016.
< From 2011 to 2016, he was the deputy leader of the BJP in the Assam Legislative Assembly.
< In the 2016 Assam Assembly election, Das defeated Congress candidate Anurupa Hannan with a margin of 19,526 votes from Sorbhog constituency of Barpeta district.
< Under his leadership, BJP in Assam has won nine Lok Sabha seats and performed exceptionally well in the Panchayat polls.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)