Badruddin Ajmal

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Badruddin Ajmal
بدرالدین اجمل
बदर-उद-दीन अजमल
Member of the India Parliament
for Dhubri
Assumed office
Personal details
Born 12.02.1950
Political party All India United Democratic Front (2013 to present)
Spouse(s) Rehana Badruddin Ajmal
Profession Politician
Religion Islam

Badruddin Ajmal[1] (Assamese: বদৰুদ্দিন আজমল) (born 12 February 1950) is a member of the Indian Parliament[2] from Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency, born in the Indian state of Assam.

He established the Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF), now the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)[3] and consolidated its position in Indian politics especially in Assam. He is also the president of the Assam State Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind[4] and a member of the advisory board of Darul Uloom Deoband.

Social activities[edit]

A Fazil-e-Deoband (Equivalent to Masters Degree in Islamic Theology and Arabic) from Darul Uloom Deoband, Moulana Badruddin Ajmal is an industrialist, a businessman and a social worker.[5]

He is also the founding President of NGO Markazul Ma'arif which runs schools, orphanages, hospitals and other social, educational and economic developmental activities in the country. The organization was founded in 1982 and works in Assam and other northeast states in the fields of illiteracy, poverty and basic immunization.

He is the Managing Trustee of Haji Abdul Majid Memorial (HAMM) Public Trust, Hojai. This trust is best known for the charitable hospital, Haji Abdul Majid Memorial Hospital and Research Center[6] at Hojai, Assam.

Political activities[edit]

In 2006 election for Assam Legislative Assembly, he was elected simultaneously from two constituencies — South Salmara and Jamunamukh — by a large margin of votes, and was also elected as the leader of the AUDF Legislative Party which altogether won 10 seats in its maiden electoral fight.[7]

In the general election May 2009, although his party managed to win only one seat, that is, Ajmal himself won from Dhubri Lok Sabha seat with a large margin[citation needed] defeating his nearest Congress rival and sitting member Anowar Hussain, but the AIUDF's vote share is improved and secured the highest number of votes in 25 Assembly segments in Assam.

In 2011 election for Assam Legislative Assembly, AIUDF won 18 seats and emerged as the largest opposition party in Assam.[8]

An Assamese Muslim group, the Sadou Asom Gariya – Moria Desi (SAGMJ), along with the All Assam Students Union, blamed Ajmal for inflammatory comments following Assam violence in 2012.[9]

Literary activities[edit]

Ajmal was the president of Hojai session reception committee of Assam Sahitya Sabha, 2004 and Darul Hadith, Jayanagar Madrassa, Assam.[5]