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Assam: Former Congress MP Sushmita Dev from Silchar tests Covid19 positive

Former Silchar, Assam MP and All India Mahila Congress leader Sushmita Dev has tested positive for Covid-19.

Sushmita Dev is a politician and a member of the Indian National Congress. She was a member of the 16th Lok Sabha from the constituency of Silchar in Assam. She is currently the president of All India Mahila Congress.

Dev is the daughter of the veteran Bengali Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev and her mother is Bithika Dev, a legislator of Silchar of Assam assembly. Her father was a Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister of India.

She holds a B.A.(Hons) from Miranda House, Bar-at-Law, An LLB (Corporate and Commercial Laws) from University of Delhi. She enrolled Inns of Courts School of Law, London and King’s College London, U.K.

She is the 3rd high political profile person to be tested with the coronavirus.

Also read: Why the Covid19 numbers are not encouraging in Assam

Earlier, Narayan Deka, an MLA from Barkhetri, Assam has been tested positive from Covid19. As per sources, he was at his own constituency. However, he visited Guwahati. The MLA is currently lodged in Guwahati as per sources closes to the matter.

BJP MLA from Patharkandi, Krishnendu Pal has been tested positive for COVID19. He is a 1st time MLA. Sources revealed to Inside Northeast that the MLA had visited a lot of quarantine centres recently. Patharkandi is a township located in Karimganj district in the Indian state of Assam. It is 350 kilometres south of the state capital Guwahati and 32 kilometres south of the district headquarters Karimganj. 

Narayan Deka is a Bharatiya Janata Party politician from Assam. He has been elected in Assam Legislative Assembly election in 2016 from Barkhetry constituency. He defeated Diganta Barman(Indian National Congress), son of four times MLA(Dr Bhumidhar Barman) with a margin of nearly 9000.

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