Shri Balai Ray Member of Parliament (MP) from Burdwan (West Bengal) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Balai Ray

Political Party: Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Constituency & State: Burdwan (West Bengal)

Lok Sabha Experience: 11

Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
XI Lok Sabha


Father's Name	:   Late Shri Gopal Chandra Ray

Date of Birth	:   1 November 1925

Place of Birth	:   Burdwan (West Bengal)

Marital Status	:   Married in 1974

Spouse's Name	:   Smt. Chapala Ray

Educational Qualifications :
	M.A., LL.B. 
	Educated at Calcutta University, Calcutta
	(West Bengal) 

Profession :
	Artist, Political and Social Worker, Writer and Advocate

Permanent Address :
	P-67, Manicktala CIT Road, Scheme VII M, 
	Tels. (033) 3377929, 3216209

Positions Held :
1948-50		Secretary, Students Congress, West Bengal
1996		Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) 

Books Published	:
	"Judiciary needs restructuring"

Social and Cultural Activities :
	Upliftment of rural poor, promotion of legal education, health 
	movement,  library  movement,  lawyers  movement,  removal  of 
	illiteracy and free legal aid to needy poor

Special Interests :
	Legal and political philosophy

Favourite Pastime and Recreation :

Sports and Clubs :
	Member, East Bengal Club and High Court Club, Calcutta

Countries Visited :
	China, Hong Kong, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore and Thailand

Other Information :
	Asstt. Secretary, Burdwan District Sports Association, 1943-45; 
	Secretary,  Eastern  Zone,  World  University Service, 1950-56; 
	Vice-President, Calcutta  High  Court Bar Association, 1978-81; 
	Vice-President,  West  Bengal Democratic  Lawyers  Association, 
	1979-84; Member,  West Bengal Bar Council, 1980-86;  President, 
	West  Bengal  Democratic  Lawyers  Association,  1984  onwards. 
	President, Calcutta  High Court Bar Association 1990-93;  Vice-
	President, All India Lawyers Union, 1990 onwards

Election Result :
Burdwan Lok Sabha constituency
Total electorate	11,44,191
Total votes polled	 9,83,515
Votes polled in favour of the
first four leading candidates:
(1) Shri Balai Ray 		[C.P.I.(M)]	5,78,279
(2) Shri Ritesh Kumar Dutta 	(I.N.C.)	3,15,565
(3) Shri Satyendra Narayan Ray 	(B.J.P.)	  54,917
(4) Shri Rabilal Hansda 	(J.M.M.)	  10,015

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