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Allow all women MPs to take part in marriage age bill panel: Sushmita Dev

Sushmita Dev asked Vinay Sahasrabuddhe to allow any “woman member of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha be empowered to testify either in writing or in person before the Committee on this issue”.
Sushmita Dev said there are 81 women members in the Lower House and 29 in the Upper House and they would have “much to contribute” towards the discussion regarding the bill.(ANI File Photo)
Sushmita Dev said there are 81 women members in the Lower House and 29 in the Upper House and they would have “much to contribute” towards the discussion regarding the bill.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 07:34 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Only 1 woman member in panel that will examine bill to raise legal marriage age

"I wish there were more women MPs in the committee but having said that we will make sure all interest groups are heard," Sushmita Dev told PTI.
Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP Sushmita Dev is the only woman member of the panel. (PTI)
Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP Sushmita Dev is the only woman member of the panel. (PTI)
Published on Jan 02, 2022 04:36 PM IST
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‘Barbaric attack’: TMC says Sushmita Dev, party workers assaulted in Tripura

TMC’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee slammed the BJP for “manhandling” Dev and called the incident “political terrorism.”
TMC says BJP workers attacked Sushmita Dev and other party members in Tripura on Friday (Oct 22).(Screenshot from video shared by Twitter/@AITC4Tripura)
TMC says BJP workers attacked Sushmita Dev and other party members in Tripura on Friday (Oct 22).(Screenshot from video shared by Twitter/@AITC4Tripura)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 04:24 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

TMC MPs meet kin of Lakhimpur Kheri victims despite being stopped by cops

  • The Rajya Sabha MP was also accompanied by Lok Sabha MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar.
Sushmita Dev with Lakhimpur victims' families(Twitter/AITCOfficial)
Sushmita Dev with Lakhimpur victims' families(Twitter/AITCOfficial)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 05:31 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sushmita Dev TMC’s pick for Rajya Sabha

One Rajya Sabha seat in West Bengal fell vacant after the resignation of TMC leader Manas Ranjan Bhunia, who is now a minister in the Mamata Banerjee-led cabinet. Bhunia won the recent assembly election from Sabang in West Midnapore district
TMC leader Sushmita Dev, who recently joined the party, during a press conference in New Delhi,on August 17. (PTI)
TMC leader Sushmita Dev, who recently joined the party, during a press conference in New Delhi,on August 17. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 02:32 AM IST
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Trinamool Congress nominates ex-Cong leader Sushmita Dev for Rajya Sabha bypoll

The Trinamool Congress has entrusted Sushmita Dev with the charge of looking after the party's functioning in Assam and Tripura.
Sushmita Dev joined the Trinamool Congress in the presence of senior party leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O'Brien in Kolkata in August. (PTI)
Sushmita Dev joined the Trinamool Congress in the presence of senior party leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O'Brien in Kolkata in August. (PTI)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 05:04 PM IST
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By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Sushmita Dev on seat-sharing issues in Congress: ‘Like house getting auctioned’

Sushmita Dev on seat-sharing issues, Congress exit
Sushmita Dev on seat-sharing issues, Congress exit
Published on Sep 01, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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How region-wise contradictions are pulling Cong apart

  • The episode highlights the challenge facing the Congress party, which is increasingly finding it difficult to reconcile its national positions with realpolitik at the state-level.
Congress supporters with Congress flags ahead of a rally. (File)
Congress supporters with Congress flags ahead of a rally. (File)
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 04:50 AM IST
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By, Abhishek Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Inside story of a defection: How Sushmita Dev switched from the Congress to TMC

The surprising switch of Sushmita Dev, who was known for her emphatic defence of the party leadership even as the Congress faced multiple crises, came after a summer of disappointing election performance in her home state of Assam and active wooing by both the BJP and TMC
Sushmita Dev’s father, former union minister Santosh Mohan Dev, seen here with then Congress leader Mamata Banerjee. (Sourced)
Sushmita Dev’s father, former union minister Santosh Mohan Dev, seen here with then Congress leader Mamata Banerjee. (Sourced)
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 05:17 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘No issues with Sonia, Rahul; joined TMC unconditionally’

  • Dev also added that while in Congress, Rahul Gandhi gave her ample opportunities to contest elections, to be a national spokesperson, and to be a part of the Mahila Congress.
Dev resigned from the Congress and joined TMC in presence of senior party leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O’Brien in Kolkata on Monday.(Ajay Aggarwal / Hindustan Times)
Dev resigned from the Congress and joined TMC in presence of senior party leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O’Brien in Kolkata on Monday.(Ajay Aggarwal / Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 18, 2021 05:30 AM IST
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ByUmar Sofi , Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sushmita Dev says no compromise on ideology, joined TMC 'unconditionally'

Sushmita Dev said there was no question of compromising on ideology and speculations about her switching loyalty to the BJP were entirely incorrect.
Sushmita Dev with TMC leader Derek O' Brien at a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Sushmita Dev with TMC leader Derek O' Brien at a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Published on Aug 17, 2021 03:14 PM IST
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By | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

‘Has excellent future vision…’: Sushmita Dev, now in TMC, hails Mamata Banerjee

The former Congress leader said she will address a press meet in Delhi on Tuesday to answer questions on ‘any details anyone may want.’
Sushmita Dev (left) with TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee (twitter.com/AITCofficial)
Sushmita Dev (left) with TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee (twitter.com/AITCofficial)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 05:15 PM IST
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By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Sushmita Dev, former Congress MP, joins Trinamool as Mamata expands base 

In her resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the former Assam MP is said to have written that she was beginning a "new chapter in my life of public service".
Sushmita Dev joins TMC in presence of party leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O'Brien. (TMC Twitter)
Sushmita Dev joins TMC in presence of party leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O'Brien. (TMC Twitter)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 02:46 PM IST
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By | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

'Congress moves on with eyes wide shut', says Sibal after Sushmita Dev resigns

Sushmita Dev sent her resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi on Sunday saying she is resigning from the primary membership of Congress, but did not give any specific reason. Kapil Sibal is among the leaders who have been highlighting the crisis brewing in the party.
File photo of senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal. (PTI Photo)
File photo of senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal. (PTI Photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 10:32 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Congress leader Sushmita Dev quits party, submits letter to Sonia Gandhi

  • Dev was among the Congress leaders whose Twitter handle was locked over a post showing images of the parents of a nine-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and murdered in Delhi.
Sushmita Dev is the daughter of late veteran Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev. She was first elected to Parliament for the first time in 2014 from Silchar.(Image via Twitter)
Sushmita Dev is the daughter of late veteran Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev. She was first elected to Parliament for the first time in 2014 from Silchar.(Image via Twitter)
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 10:00 AM IST
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Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Won’t stop until justice done’: Priyanka Gandhi at prayer meet for UP woman

The UP police are accused by the family of forcing the cremation of the woman in the dead of the night. District officials contended that they had consent from the woman’s family.
Priyanka Gandhi joined hundreds of people, including senior Congress leaders PL Punia, Sushmita Dev, Anil Choudhary and BV Srinivas, who showed up in solidarity with the woman at the temple in the national capital. (Photo HT)
Priyanka Gandhi joined hundreds of people, including senior Congress leaders PL Punia, Sushmita Dev, Anil Choudhary and BV Srinivas, who showed up in solidarity with the woman at the temple in the national capital. (Photo HT)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 07:38 PM IST
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Congress distances itself from Tewari, Adhir’s CDS remarks

“Actions speak louder than words. The country will soon come to know how the CDS will work,” party spokesperson Sushmita Dev told reporters.
“Commenting on it before that will not be right,” Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev told reporters.(PTI Photo)
“Commenting on it before that will not be right,” Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev told reporters.(PTI Photo)
Published on Jan 02, 2020 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Is the BJP government seeking to create a Hindu rashtra — by jugaad?

The moves have not been carefully thought through. They will sharpen contradictions within the system
Volunteers of the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, Maharashtra, participate in an anti-NRC and CAA protest, Mumbai, December 27, 2019(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Volunteers of the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, Maharashtra, participate in an anti-NRC and CAA protest, Mumbai, December 27, 2019(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 30, 2019 06:19 PM IST
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SC closes case on EC inaction over PM speeches, Cong can file new petition

A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said they could not go into orders passed by the poll panel unless these were challenged on specific grounds.
Congress leader Sushmita Dev had initially approached the Supreme Court to get the poll panel into action.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Congress leader Sushmita Dev had initially approached the Supreme Court to get the poll panel into action.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2019 08:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: SC asks Congress to put EC clean chit to Modi, Shah on record

The Supreme Court has asked Congress MP Sushmita Dev to file the Election Commission’s recent orders absolving PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violations.
People walk past the Election Commission of India office building in New Delhi, India March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(REUTERS)
People walk past the Election Commission of India office building in New Delhi, India March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(REUTERS)
Published on May 07, 2019 03:44 PM IST
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Supreme Court notice to EC on complaint of poll code violation against PM, Amit Shah

The Supreme Court has refused to take up Congress lawmaker Sushmita Dev’s complaint of poll code violation against PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah
The Supreme Court has refused to take up Congress lawmaker Sushmita Dev’s complaint of poll code violation against PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.(Bloomberg)
The Supreme Court has refused to take up Congress lawmaker Sushmita Dev’s complaint of poll code violation against PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 03:45 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019- Election Commission not acting against Modi, Shah: Congress MP Sushmita Dev to SC

Sushmita Dev, who is a Parliament member from Assam’s Silchar, has accused EC of sitting on complaints related to the MCC violations against the two. In her petition before the SC, Dev accused Modi and Shah of hate speeches and using armed forces for “political propaganda”.
On Monday morning Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentioned Dev’s petition before a Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench and sought an urgent hearing, which was allowed.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
On Monday morning Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentioned Dev’s petition before a Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench and sought an urgent hearing, which was allowed.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 07:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Centre didn’t release funds for women’s scheme: Congress

At a press meet on Wednesday, Sushmita Dev, national president of women’s wing of the Congress said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is taking credit for schemes such as Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, which have not worked on ground.
Sushmita Dev, national president of women’s wing of the Congress, on Wednesday alleged the government did not release funds for the National Creche Scheme, which impacted women, keeping them away from the workforce.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Sushmita Dev, national president of women’s wing of the Congress, on Wednesday alleged the government did not release funds for the National Creche Scheme, which impacted women, keeping them away from the workforce.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 01:41 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Citizenship bill, NRC may cast a shadow on BJP’s prospects

However, most migrants in the Barak Valley are Hindu refugees from Bangladesh. According to locals, they form the majority of the over 200,000 names excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Cachar district—a move that has angered many, say local leaders.
The constituency has more than 35% Muslim voters, while the rest comprise of Bengali speaking Hindus, Tea Tribes and other tribal groups among others.(AFP)
The constituency has more than 35% Muslim voters, while the rest comprise of Bengali speaking Hindus, Tea Tribes and other tribal groups among others.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 09:30 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress bets on Sushmita Dev to tighten hold in Silchar

Sushmita Dev, the head of the All-India Mahila Congress is vying for a second term in the constituency where the CAB, has won support from Bengali-speaking Hindus for its plans to curtail Muslim immigrants but bestow citizenship upon Hindu, Buddhist and Christians among other minorities from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
As a native of the valley, Dev was pushed into a corner when the Congress decided to shed its earlier ambiguity and launch an all-out attack against the CAB.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
As a native of the valley, Dev was pushed into a corner when the Congress decided to shed its earlier ambiguity and launch an all-out attack against the CAB.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Silchar | BySadiq Naqvi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: On Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, Priyanka Gandhi’s caution on Constitution

Slamming the the BJP’s manifesto, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said there is no space for different cultures and religions in it.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi takes part in a roadshow, during the ongoing general elections, at Silchar, Assam on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi takes part in a roadshow, during the ongoing general elections, at Silchar, Assam on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 08:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Silchar | BySadiq Naqvi

Himanta Biswa Sarma likens Assam Congress lawmaker to Pakistan

Addressing a public rally at Barkhola in support of BJP candidate Rajdeep Roy, Sarma said voting for Dev would drag Silchar backwards by five years.
Sarma alleged that the Congress did not have any ideology and kept changing its version on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, while the BJP was firm on its commitment that all refugees will stay in India.(PTI PHOTO)
Sarma alleged that the Congress did not have any ideology and kept changing its version on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, while the BJP was firm on its commitment that all refugees will stay in India.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 10:20 AM IST
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Congress releases third list of 18 candidates for Lok Sabha elections

Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma has been fielded from Tura, All India Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev from Silchar and Gaurav Gogoi from Kaliabor in Assam.
Among the third list of candidates declared by the Congress after a meeting of the party’s central election committee are five from Assam, two from Meghalaya, one from Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland each, besides eight from Telangana.(ANI)
Among the third list of candidates declared by the Congress after a meeting of the party’s central election committee are five from Assam, two from Meghalaya, one from Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland each, besides eight from Telangana.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 02:01 AM IST
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Lok Sabha election 2019: Cong likely to field Sushmita Dev again in Silchar

Sushmita Dev who is also the president of the All India Mahila Congress, is likely to be re-nominated as the Congress candidate in Silchar.
Sushmita Dev of the Congress is the sitting Lok Sabah MP from Silchar in Assam.(HT PHOTO)
Sushmita Dev of the Congress is the sitting Lok Sabah MP from Silchar in Assam.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 01:28 PM IST
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Priyanka Gandhi has support of an army of pink

As Priyanka Gandhi begins her visit to the state for the first time as Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern UP she has the support of an army of hundreds of Congress workers. Dressed in pink, the Priyanka Sena is all set to even lay their lives for the cause of the country.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will begin her visit to UP state by a roadshow through the streets of state capital Lucknow
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will begin her visit to UP state by a roadshow through the streets of state capital Lucknow
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 11:33 AM IST
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