Sunila Devi

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Sunila Devi
Personal details
Born (1963-05-01) 1 May 1963 (age 56)
Olipur Lakhisarai, Bihar
Nationality India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Sanjay Kumar Singh

Sunila Devi (1 May 1963-7 July 2017) was an Indian social activist and politician. She was an executive member of an NGO called People's Association for Research and Development,[1] Patna which is working on financial inclusion of women and on the issues of women empowerment through micro-finance activities particularly in Nawadah district of Bihar.

Political Career

Sunila Devi had been grass root worker with her husband late Mr Sanjay Kumar Singh who had been two times MLA in the Bihar Assembly from Sheikhpura.Mr SK Singh had been also the State Minister of Rural Development.[2] Sunila Devi is the daughter in law [3] of well known politician and MP Shri Rajo Singh . Sunila Devi won the election in the month of February 2005 from Sheikhpura constituency.[4][5] Sunila Devi won in the re-election of October 2005[6] and lasted for next five years. She was member of the Committee on Women and Child Development in the Bihar Vidhan Sabha.She was one of the most regular MLA in the assembly of Bihar.She was appointed acting President[7][8] of Bihar Pradesh Mahila Congress and worked for almost two years. She handed over the reins to Shrimati Vinita Vijay [9] as she wanted to concentrate more on the work of her own constituency of Sheikhpura.She contested the Lok Sabha elections as a candidate of Indian National Congress from Nawadah in the year 2009.[10] She did contest the assembly election from Sheikhpura in the year 2010 and lost by narrow margins by Shri Randhir Kumar Soni[11] of JDU. She was suffering from cancer and died on 7 July 2017.[12]


  1. ^ PARD Retrieved on 11/11/2013
  2. ^ State Minister of Rural Development Retrieved on12/11/13
  3. ^ Bihar Assembly Elections 2010
  4. ^ Election Result 2005 Retrieved on 11/11/2013
  5. ^ Election Result of Sheikhpura Constituency Retrieved on 11/11/2013
  6. ^ List of Winning Candidates of Indian National Congress (INC) in Bihar Retrieved on 11/11/2013
  7. ^ President Bihar Pradesh Mahila Congress Retrieved on 11/11/2013
  8. ^ All India Mahila Congress State Presidents . Retrieved on 02 May 2014
  9. ^ Shrimati Vinita Vijay
  10. ^ INC Candidate of Lok Sabha Retrieved on 11/11/2013
  11. ^ Bihar Assembly Election Results in 2010 Retrieved on 02 May 2014
  12. ^ "पूर्व विधायक सुनीला देवी का निधन, कांग्रेस के महिला प्रकोष्ठ की भी रह चुकी थीं अध्यक्ष– News18 हिंदी". News18 India. Retrieved 4 August 2017.