Saugata Roy (born 6 August 1946) is an Indian politician of Trinamool Congress and also a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament representing the Dum Dum constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha. He has also served as Union Minister of State for Urban Development in the Manmohan Singh government.[2]

Saugata Roy
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Preceded byAmitava Nandy
ConstituencyDum Dum
In office
Preceded byMd. Ismail
Succeeded byMd. Ismail
Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Government of India
In office
22 May 2009 – 22 September 2012
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
MinisterJaipal Reddy
Kamal Nath
Preceded byAjay Maken
Succeeded byDeepa Dasmunsi
Union Minister of State for Petroleum, Government of India
In office
Prime MinisterChaudhary Charan Singh
Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byBhupendranath Seth
Succeeded byGopal Seth
ConstituencyBangaon Dakshin
In office
Preceded byAnup Kumar Chandra
Succeeded byTapas Paul
In office
Preceded byKshiti Goswami
Succeeded byKshiti Goswami
Personal details
Born (1946-08-06) 6 August 1946 (age 77)
Shillong, Assam, British India (Now Meghalaya)
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress (From 2001)
Other political
Indian National Congress (until 2001)
SpouseDolly Roy
RelativesTathagata Roy (brother)
Residence(s)162/D 593, Lake Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal, India-700 045
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta (MSc, LLB)
As of 11 September, 2009
Source: [[1]]

Political career edit

A veteran politician from West Bengal, senior leader of Trinamool Congress, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Dum Dum constituency and re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from the same constituency. He had earlier been elected from Barrackpore (Lok Sabha constituency) in 1977. He was briefly the Union Minister of State for Petroleum in the Charan Singh Ministry and was the Union Minister of State for Urban Development in the UPA II Ministry from 2009 to 2012. He has been elected to the West Bengal State Legislative Assembly five times having been elected from Alipore (3 Terms), Dhakuria and Bangaon constituencies.[3]

Controversies edit

On 11 January 2017, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Babul Supriyo filed a complaint against Roy along with AITC MP Tapas Paul and MLA Mahua Moitra for falsely accusing him of being involved in the Rose Valley ponzi firm scam.[4]

Personal life edit

A National Science Talent Search Scholar and a former student of St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College and Presidency College, Kolkata, he holds a post-graduate degree in Physics. He also holds a degree in law from Calcutta University. He is a retired professor of Physics from Asutosh College. He is married to Dolly Roy. His brother Tathagata is a politician from the BJP.

Positions held edit

  • Member, Committee on Public Undertakings (14 Aug. 2014 - 30 April 2016)
  • Member, Rules Committee (1 Sep. 2014–Present)
  • Member, Standing Committee on Finance (1 Sep. 2014–Present)
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defense (1 Sep. 2014–Present)
  • Member, Joint Committee on Office of Profit (11 Dec. 2014–Present)
  • Member, Joint Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex (29 April 2015 – Present)
  • General Secretary, West Bengal State Chhatra Parishad (1967-1969)
  • General Secretary, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (1973-1977)

References edit

  1. ^ "Roy, Prof Saugata". Lok Sabha Members – 15th Lok Sabha. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Team Manmohun". NDTV. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Thumbnail sketches of ministers of state". new Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Rose valley chit fund case: Babul Supriyo sends defamation notices to TMC leaders for linking him to scam". The Indian Express. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2022.

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