Raashid Alvi

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Raashid Alvi
Raashid Alvi, in Malappuram, Kerela.jpg
Raashid Alvi, in Malappuram, Kerela
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1999–2004
Preceded by Chetan Chauhan
Succeeded by Harish Nagpal
Constituency Amroha
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
2004–2012
Constituency Andra Pradesh
National Spokesperson
Indian National Congress[1]
In office
2011–2013
Personal details
Born (1956-04-15) 15 April 1956 (age 58)
Chandpur, Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Parents Malik Irfan Ahmad Alvi
Islama Khatoon
Profession Politician, Social Worker, Advocate
Religion Islam

Raashid Alvi (About this sound pronunciation ), is an Indian politician who served as a member of the Indian Parliament from both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. He is currently a member of the Indian National Congress party.

Early life[edit]

Raashid Alvi was born in Chandpur, Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, on 15 April 1956, to Islama Khatoon and Malik Irfan Ahmad Alvi, a freedom fighter [2]

Political career[edit]

He served as the All India general secretary of the Yuva Janata Dal [3] In 1999, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Amroha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, defeating former Test cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Chetan Chauhan by over 90,000 votes.[3] He had unsuccessfully contested the same seat in the 1996 elections.[4] He served as the Parliamentary Party leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party from 1999 to 2004. He was expelled from the Bahujan Samaj Party in 2004[5] after he had accused party president Mayawati of working under BJP pressure and taking bribes for allotting party tickets.[6]

He later joined the Congress party and was twice elected to the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh and served in the Indian Parliament from 2004-2012. He also served as an official spokesperson of the Indian National Congress. Alvi failed to get a Rajya Sabha renomination and was dropped as the party spokesperson in 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rashid Alvi is Congress spokesperson no more". India Today. 2013-05-06. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Rashid Alvi Profile". 
  3. ^ a b Singh, Onkar (4 March 2004). "She is doing what the BJP is telling her". Rediff. 
  4. ^ "Election 1998 Results". Rediff. Aug 1999. 
  5. ^ "Alvi attacks Mayawati, expelled from BSP". Refiff. March 2, 2004. 
  6. ^ "Congress leader Rashid Alvi questions Sonia Gandhi on Jat reservation". Indian Express. March 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rashid Alvi is Congress spokesperson no more". IndiaToday. May 6, 2013. 

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