Mala Roy Wiki, Profile, Family Update.
Born/Date of Birthday: 19 November 1957
Place of Birth: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Political party: Trinamool: Congress (1998–2005, 2015–present)
Other political affiliations: Indian National Congress (1995–1998, 2010–2015),
Nationalist Congress Party (2005–2010)
Educational Qualifications: B. A.
Educated at: Calcutta University, West Bengal
Profession: Social Worker
Marital Status: Married
Date of Marriage: 05 Dec 1986
Spouse's Name: Shri Nirbed Ray
No. of Sons: 1
No.of Daughters: 1
Parents: Shri Amal Kanti Sarkar, Smt. Sandhya Rani Sarkar
Permanent Address: 2B, Bowali Mondal Road, Kolkata- 700026, West Bengal
Tels : (033) 24662015
09433097666, 09830009992 (M)
Mala Roy (born 19 November 1957) is an Indian politician who has been a Member of Lok Sabha for Kolkata Dakshin since 2019. She is a member of All India Trinamool Congress party. She has been the Chairperson of Kolkata Municipal Corporation since 2015.
Roy was graduated from Calcutta University in 1976. She is married to Nirbed Ray, who is the vice president and a former MLA of the Trinamool Congress party.
In 1995, Roy was elected to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation as a councillor from ward no.88. She contested as a candidate of Indian National Congress party and defeated her nearest rival by a margin of 576 votes. In 2000, she contested as a candidate of Trinamool Congress party and retained her seat by defeating Swadeshranjan Das of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) by a margin of 3,205 votes. In 2005, she contested as a candidate of the Nationalist Congress Party and defeated Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar of Trinamool by 1,900 votes. In 2010, she was re-elected, this time as a candidate of Congress party.
Roy contested the 2014 Indian general election from Kolkata Dakshin constituency as a candidate of the Congress party. She came fourth and managed to secure 113,453 votes. On 7 March 2015, Roy who has been a fierce critic of Mamata Banerjee, rejoined her Trinamool Congress, ahead of the civic polls. After getting elected, she was made the chairperson of the municipal corporation. She became the first woman chairperson of the corporation. During her tenure as ward councillor, she turned the ward no.88 into the greenest ward of the city.
On 12 March 2019, party chairperson Mamata Banerjee announced that Roy would contest the upcoming general election from Kolkata Dakshin constituency after the sitting MP Subrata Bakshi refused to contest as he was interested in strengthening the party's organization. On 23 May, she was elected to the Lok Sabha after defeating Chandra Kumar Bose of the Bharatiya Janata Party, her nearest rival by a margin of approximately 155,192 votes. She was polled 573,119 votes compared to Bose's 417,927.
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