J. M. Aaroon Rashid

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J.M. Aaroon Rashid
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Constituency Periyakulam (2004-2009)
Theni (2009–2014)
Personal details
Born (1950-05-13) 13 May 1950 (age 68)
Madras, Madras State, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Hazaran Beevi
Children 2 sons and 2 daughters
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
As of 22 September, 2010
Source: [1]

J.M. Aaroon Rashid (born 13 May 1950) is an Indian politician and former member of the Parliament of India, representing the Theni Lok Sabha constituency. Aaron Rashid is a leader of Indian National Congress.

Early life[edit]

J.M. Aaroon Rashid was born in Chennai on 13 May 1950[1] for Shri Jamal Mohideen and Smt. S.J.M.H. Bivi. J.M. Aaron Rashid attended Intermediate Educated at Sir Thiyagaraja College, Washermanpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Political career[edit]

In March 1996, he entered into politics as a Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly for Villivakam constituency (1996–2001) from Tamil Maanila Congress. In 2001 he floated new party Tamizhaga Muslim United Jamaat and contested along with DMK alliance.[2] Then he joined congress and got Lok Sabha seat for Periyakulam constituency in Tamil nadu and he won that Lok Sabha election in 2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha.[3] He got 346,851 votes (49.51%) and he defeated strongman Dhinakaran. T T V of ADMK by 2,155 votes in that election.[4]

2009 elections[edit]

In 2009, Aaroon Rashid once again Indian national congress fielded him in THENI constituency in Tamil nadu and he got 340,575 and defeated Thanga Tamilselvan of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.[5]

Positions held[edit]


  • Member, Committee on Energy
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Shipping
  • Member, Committee on Government Assurances
  • Chairman, Tamil Nadu Haj committee, (2004 - 2009)
  • Member, Tamil Nadu Wakf Board, (2004–09)


  • Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf


  • Member, Committee on Energy


  • Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare
  • Member, Committee on Official Languages
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Shipping
  • Member, Tamil Nadu Wakf Board (2012–13).


Member, committee on Home Affairs

Social and cultural activities[edit]

Working for the upliftment of the backward, dalits and minorities.

Special interests[edit]

Promoting communal harmony in remote dalit villages

Mullaiperiyar issue[edit]

Theni, 15 December: Except for isolated incidents, usually controversial dam on Mullaiperiyar neighbouring Kerala with Theni district of Tamil Nadu, following stress, this was a normal life. However, after ten days of tense atmosphere, some violent incidents along the border areas of Kerala prevail. Police JM Aaron Rashid, Member of Parliament (Congress) were arrested, and 600 Congress Theni Parliament constituency they represent the procession tried to lay siege to the dam. MPs and the party office here on Aaron Palanichettipatti were rounded to the police.[6]

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