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Anupam Hazra
Member of parliament
for Bolpur
In office
National Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1982-05-30) 30 May 1982 (age 40)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
All India Trinamool Congress (Before 2019)
Alma materAssam University -(Doctorate)

Anupam Hazra (born 30 May 1982) is a social work educator, development professional and a politician from West Bengal, India. A masters in social Work from Visva-Bharati University, Anupam Hazra has been associated with the non profit sector since 2005. He had completed his doctoral research on Rural Sanitation from Assam University. Currently he is serving as a national secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party and was a former Member of Parliament from All India Trinamool Congress.[1]

Life and works

Presently he is an assistant professor in the Social Work Department of Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal.[2][3] He has worked with various development organizations across the country. Anupam Hazra is a regular contributor to various international and national journals. Some of his articles are "The Ignored Indians" (Man and Development 2009) "Tackling The Global Threat of Climate Change" (Journal of Social Welfare 2009), "Corruption and Development: Exploring The Dynamics in Social Action" (2009), "An Analysis of Scarcity in a State of Surplus", Journal of Social Economics (USA) in 2010 and many more.

He is a regular author with Kurukshetra, a Journal of Rural Development published by Ministry of Rural Development and has published hundreds of articles. He has participated and presented papers at national and international conferences. He is a visiting faculty at several Indian academic institutions. Anupam Hazra is the editor of Social Work Chronicle, published by Publishing India Group.

Political career

Hazra started his political career as a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Trinamool Congress representing Bolpur constituency.[4]

Hazra was expelled by TMC on January 9 for antiparty activities. He was fielded by the BJP in March to contest from the Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat. Trinamool Congress's Mimi Chakraborty registered a landslide victory over Anupam Hazra with a margin of 295239 votes. Hazra was appointed as the BJP's national general secretary on 26 September 2020.[5][6]


  1. Hazra, A (2009) 'Tackling The Global Threat of Climate Change', Journal of Social Welfare; Vol. 56, No. 3 ISSN 0037-8038
  2. Hazra, A (2009) 'Displacements: An Emerging Global Concern', Kurukshetra, A Journal of Rural Development Vol. 57, No. 8 ISSN 0023-5660
  3. Hazra, A (2009) 'Food for All - Still a Distant Dream' Kurukshetra, A Journal of Rural Development Vol. 57, No. 11 ISSN 0023-5660
  4. Hazra, A (2009) 'Educational Status of Women in India', Journal of Social Welfare Vol. 56, No. 6 ISSN 0037-8038
  5. Hazra, A (2009) 'Gender Disparity in Education' Yojana, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Vol. 53 ISSN 0971-8400
  6. Hazra, A (2009) 'The Ignored Indians' Man and Development Vol. 32, No, 3 ISSN 0258-0438
  7. Hazra, A (2009) 'Corruption and Development: Exploring The Dynamics' Social Action Vol. 59, No. 4 ISSN 0037-7627
  8. Hazra, A (2010) 'State of Health in India The Current Scenario' Kurukshetra, A Journal of Rural Development Vol. 58, No. 4. ISSN 0023-5660
  9. Hazra, A (2010) 'Development at the cost of Human life?' Social Action Vol. 60, No. 2 ISSN 0037-7627
  10. JOURNAL ON Social ECONOMICS Consortium for Teaching, Research, Learning and Development, USA Spring 2010 An Analysis of Scarcity in a State of Surplus Page 37 ISBN 0-9703797-7-3
  11. JOURNAL ON SOCIOLOGY Consortium for Teaching, Research, Learning and Development, USA Spring 2010, Gender Budgeting: The Emerging Framework For Raising Women Voices Page 99 ISBN 0-9703797-5-7
  12. Hazra, A (2010) 'Migration: Still A Survival Strategy for Rural India' Kurukshetra, A Journal of Rural Development Vol. 59, No. 2 ISSN 0023-5660
  13. Hazra, A (2013) 'Rural India and the Emerging Developmental Challenges', Mittal Publications, New Delhi ISBN 8183244661
  14. Hazra, A (2014) 'Sustaining Development in North-East India: Emerging Issues, Challenges and Policy Measures', Concept Publishing Pvt. Ltd. , New Delhi


  1. ^ "Lok Sabha Official Website".
  2. ^ Loiwal, Manogya (27 June 2018). "TMC MP wins lawsuit against Modi govt to keep university job". India Today. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Visva-Bharati not letting me return despite court order, says Trinamool MP Anupam Hazra". The Indian Express. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  4. ^ Seetharaman, G.; Balasubramanyam, K. R. "32 newly elected under-35 MPs & what they intend to do for their constituencies". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  5. ^ Bhattacharya, Snigdhendu (27 September 2020). "What BJP's National Committee Rejig Means to Poll-Bound Bengal". The Wire. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  6. ^ Das, Madhuparna (26 September 2020). "In Mukul Roy's elevation as BJP vice-president, a message for Trinamool turncoats". ThePrint. Retrieved 28 September 2020.