Saugata Roy

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Saugata Roy
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
Preceded byAmitava Nandy
ConstituencyDum Dum
Minister of State for Urban Development
In office
22 May 2009 – 22 September 2012
PresidentPratibha Patil
Pranab Mukherjee
Preceded byAjay Maken
Succeeded byDeepa Dasmunsi
Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byBhupendranath Seth
Succeeded byGopal Seth
ConstituencyBangaon Uttar
In office
Preceded byAnup Kumar Chandra
Succeeded byTapas Paul
In office
Preceded byKshiti Goswami
Succeeded byKshiti Goswami
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byMd. Ismail
Succeeded byMd. Ismail
Personal details
Born (1946-08-06) 6 August 1946 (age 73)
Shillong, Assam, British India (Now Meghalaya)
Political partyTrinamool Congress
Indian National Congress
Spouse(s)Dolly Roy
RelativesTathagata Roy (brother)
Residence162/D 593, Lake Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal, India-700 045
Alma materPresidency College, Kolkata
University of Calcutta
St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata
As of 11 September, 2009
Source: [[1]]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[1]

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]

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)

Election results[edit]


General Election, 2009:Dum Dum[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Saugata Roy 458,988 47.04
CPI (M) Amitava Nandy 438,510 44.94
BJP Tapan Sikdar 55,679 5.70
BSP Dulal Chandra Das 9,065 0.92
Independent Sunil Pal 8,177 0.83
LNJSP Sanatan Ray Chaudhuri 5,285 0.54
Majority 20,478 2.09
Turnout 9,75,684 80.49
AITC gain from CPI (M) Swing
2014 Indian general elections: Dum Dum[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Saugata Roy 483,244 42.67 -4.37
CPI (M) Asim Dasgupta 328,310 28.99 -15.95
BJP Tapan Sikdar 254,819 22.50 +16.79
INC Dhananjoy Moitra 34,116 3.01 +3.01
PDS Dr. Ashok Kundu 4,823
BSP Narendranath Ghosh 4,077
Independent Sukha Ranjan Banik 3,256
RJSP Satyabarata Bandopadhyay 1,618
CPI(ML) Red Star Sikha Sen Roy 1,544
NOTA None of the Above 16,837 1.49 ---
Majority 1,54,934 13.68 -11.58
Turnout 11,32,644 80.56 +0.07
AITC hold Swing


  1. ^ a b "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. ^
  5. ^ Cite error: The named reference loksabha2009 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference loksabha2014 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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