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Constituency: Dum Dum
Born/Date of Birthday: 6 August 1946
Place of Birth: Shillong, Assam, British India (Now Meghalaya)
Political party: All India Trinamool Congress
Other political affiliations: Indian National Congress (until 1998)
Educational Qualifications: M.Sc., LL.B.
Educated at: Science College, University of Calcutta and Jogesh Chandra Law College and Presidency College, Kolkata, West Bengal
Profession: Educationist, Politician
Marital Status: Married
Date of Marriage: 04 Jun 1982
Spouse's Name: Smt. Dolly Roy
Relatives: Tathagata Roy (brother)
Parents: Shri Debesh Chandra Roy, Smt. Anila Roy
Permanent Address: 162/D 593, Lake Gardens, Kolkata - 700 045, West Bengal
tel : (033) 24220772, 09830031220 (M)
Fax : (033) 24224181
Prof. Saugata Roy (born 6 August 1946) is an Indian politician of Trinamool Congress and a member of parliament in the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament representing the Dum Dum constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha. He was the Union Minister of State for Urban Development in the Manmohan Singh government.
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.
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.
From 1967 to 1969 he was General Secretary, West Bengal Chhatra Parishad and from 1973 to 1977 he was General Secretary, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee.
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.
Prof. Roy serves on the following committees as a Member of Parliament:
- 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)
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