Sushmita Dev

Sushmita Dev (born 25 September 1972) is a politician and a Rajya Sabha member from West Bengal, she was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Silchar, Assam in the 2014 Indian general election as a member of the Indian National Congress.[3] She is the former president of All India Mahila Congress.[1] She lost the 2019 Lok Sabha Election by a huge margin 81596 votes to a BJP candidate Dr Rajdeep Roy. She joined the All India Trinamool Congress in 2021. [4]

Sushmita Dev
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
4 October 2021
Preceded byManas Bhunia
ConstituencyWest Bengal
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
16 May 2014 – 23 May 2019
Preceded byKabindra Purkayastha
Succeeded byRajdeep Roy
ConstituencySilchar, Assam
Member of Assam Legislative Assembly
In office
May 2011 – 16 May 2014
Preceded byBhitika Dev
Succeeded byDilip Kumar Paul
President of All India Mahila Congress
In office
9 September 2017 – 16 August 2021[1]
Preceded byShobha Ozha
Personal details
Born (1972-09-25) 25 September 1972 (age 49)
Silchar, Assam, India
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress (since 2021)[2]
Other political
Indian National Congress (until 2021)
Alma materUniversity of Delhi (BA, LLB)
King's College London (LLM)
Source: [1]

Early lifeEdit

Dev is the daughter of the veteran Indian National Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev and her mother is Bithika Dev, a legislator of Silchar of Assam assembly. Her father was a Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister of India.[5]

She holds a B.A.(Hons.) from Miranda House, Bar-at-Law, an LLB (Corporate and Commercial Laws) from University of Delhi. She enrolled at Inns of Courts School of Law, London and King's College London, U.K.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Sushmita Dev, Who Backed CAA, Quits Cong; Kapil Sibal Says 'Party Moves on with Eyes Wide Open'". News18. 16 August 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Sushmita Dev joins Trinamool Congress, day after leaving Congress". The Economic Times. 16 August 2021. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Team Rahul loses another: Assam face Sushmita Dev goes to TMC". The Indian Express. 17 August 2021. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  5. ^ Kangkan Kalita (16 August 2021). "Sushmita Dev may play key role for Trinamool in Northeast". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Sushmita Dev Lok Sabha Profile". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 17 August 2021.

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