Shankudeb Panda

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Shankudeb Panda
Core Committee member of West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
Assumed office
Personal details
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (2019-)
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta Kolkata
ProfessionPolitician, Advocate , Reporter

Shankudeb Panda (born 31 July 1981, on the day of Janmashtami according to The Hindu Calendar) is a young political leader from West Bengal. He was the President of All India Trinamool Chattra Parishad during 2010–2015. He used his effective organisational skills to uproot Student federation of india Federation of India from most of the colleges of West Bengal. His charisma was such that TMCP, the student wing of All India Trinamool Congress formed units in almost every college in West Bengal even before the party came to power in 2011. He later became the State General Secretary of All India Trinamool Congress and rose to be one of the most influential men of the party.[1]

Before joining politics he conducted a sting operation on the then CPI MLA from Nandigram, Mohammed Iliyas and he was caught on camera allegedly taking bribe from an NGO. This sting operation was a breakthrough for the career of Shankudeb Panda.[2]

On 18 February 2019 he joined Bharatiya Janata Party at its headquarters in Delhi where he was inducted by Nation General Secretary of BJP, Kailash Vijayvargiya[3] In a short span of time he has become a close aide of Kailash Vijayvargiya. He is liked by many senior National leaders of BJP like Amit Shah himself, Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta and other eminent leaders. Bharatiya Janata Party has entrusted him the task of inducting more and more youths in the Saffron Camp of West Bengal.[4]


Panda made his directorial debut in a Bengali film Comrade (2017 film) based on the indecent of Singur and Nandigram violence.[5]


  1. The Rise and Fall of Shankudeb Panbda December 16, 2015
  2. "CPI MLA from Nandigram resigns over bribery charge" Press Trust Of India September 11, 2018
  3. "Actor Biswajit Chatterjee, Leader Shankudeb Panda join BJP" February 18, 2019
  4. "Shankudev-Soumitra-Subhashruddha was taken to the State Committee of Youth Morcha" August 28, 2019
  5. Buzarbaruah, Upam (28 July 2017). "Comrade Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2017.

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