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Sushmita Dev

Sushmita Dev

Sushmita Dev (born 25 September 1972) is a politician and a member of the Indian National Congress. She is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha for the constituency of Silchar in Assam. She is currently the president of All India Mahila Congress.

Dev is the daughter of the veteran Bengali 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.

She holds a B.A.(Hons) from Miranda House, An LLB from University of Delhi and an LLM from King’s College London.

In 2018, she was appointed as a Member of The Central Advisory Committee for the National Cadet Corps. Sushmita won 16th Lok Sabha Elections in 2014. She defeated Congress candidate Kabindra Purkayastha by just 35,241 votes. She became a member of Joint Committee on the Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provision (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on May 11, 2016. She was appointed as Member of Committee on Empowerment of Women and Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests, in Sep, 2014. She became a Member of Assam Legislative Assembly. Served this post till 2014.


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