Abu Asim Azmi

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Abu Asim Azmi
Abu Asim Azmi
Personal details
Born (1955-08-08) August 8, 1955 (age 59)
Political party Samajwadi Party
Religion Islam

Abu Asim Azmi (born 8 August 1955, Manjir Patti, Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India) is the president of the Maharashtra state branch of the Samajwadi Party (SP).[1][2] He currently represents Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar of Mumbai Suburban District in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Politics[edit]

After his release from jail, Azmi entered politics and in 1995, under his leadership, the SP won two seats in the Maharashtra state assembly. In 2004, entering his first election cycle, Azmi was defeated by Yogesh Patil of the Shiv Sena party (SSP) from Bhiwandi constituency. From 2002 - 2008, Azmi was the MP for Rajya Sabha. In the 2009 Lok Sabha election cycle, Azmi was defeated by Gurudas Kamat (Congress Party), Gajanan Kirtikar (SSP) and Shalani Thakrey (Navnirman Sena). However, in 2009, Azmi was elected to the Maharashtra Assembly where he served for two terms. He successfully contested the seats of Mankhurd-Shivaji Nagar and Bhiwandi (East), and under rules limiting successful candidates to one region, he chose Mankhurd-Shivaji Nagar. In November 2009, Azmi made his political oath in Hindi instead of Marathi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Making a business out of politics" The Telegraph, India, 16 November 2004. Accessed 23 January 2010
  2. ^ "Rajya Sabha members" Rajya Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi Accessed 30 December 2009

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