Mohammed Salim (politician)

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Mohammed Salim

Member of Parliament, 16th Lok Sabha
In office
2014–2019
Preceded byDeepa Dasmunsi
Succeeded byDebasree Chaudhuri
ConstituencyRaiganj
Member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Assumed office
19 April 2015
Member of Parliament, 14th Lok Sabha
In office
2004–2009
Preceded byAjit Kumar Panja
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
ConstituencyCalcutta North East
Minister for Technical Education and Training, Youth Welfare, Minority Development and Welfare, Self Employment
In office
16 May 2001 – 17 May 2004
Preceded bySatyasadhan Chakraborty
MLA
In office
2001–2004
Preceded bySultan Ahmed
Succeeded byMd. Abu Sufayen
ConstituencyEntally
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
for West Bengal
In office
3 April 1990 – 2 April 1996
Prime MinisterV. P. Singh
Chandra Shekhar
P. V. Narasimha Rao
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
In office
3 April 1996 – 16 May 2001 (Two terms) (Resigned)
Personal details
Born (1957-06-05) 5 June 1957 (age 62)
Watgunge, Kidderpore, South Calcutta, West Bengal
Political partyCPI(M)
Spouse(s)Dr. Rosina Khatun
Children2 sons
ResidenceKolkata
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
Maulana Azad College Jadavpur University
Websitemdsalim.org
As of 17 September, 2006
Source: [[1]]

Mohammed Selim (born 5 June 1957) is an Indian politician, belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was inducted in the politburo of C.P.I.(M.) in the 21st party congress organised at Visakhapatnam in 2015. He was a member of the 16th Lok Sabha, representing Raiganj constituency.[2] Earlier, he was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha, representing the Calcutta North East constituency of West Bengal.[1] After delimitation, in the 2009 Lok Sabha election Salim contested the new Calcutta North constituency, and lost to Sudip Bandyopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Born on 5 June 1957 in the Kidderpore area of South Kolkata to Azizul Haque, an employee of Kolkata Port, and Ladly Haque, Salim was one of nine siblings. He did his schooling from St. Barnabas High School, Calcutta. Afterwards he studied Humanities. During this time, he was saved from drowning in a village in Uluberia by a woman, with whose family he still maintains contact.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

He joined Maulana Azad College to study philosophy. During his college days, he became a part of the contemporary student's movement in West Bengal and became an active member of the Students' Federation of India. He was elected General Secretary of the student's union of his college immediately after re-imposition of democracy post the Indian Emergency. He has claimed that the Emergency was the most influential event in his life, which made him opt for politics. After passing out from Maulana Azad College he enrolled in Jadavpur University to obtain his Masters in Philosophy. During his days of student activism in Jadavpur, he met up with his future colleagues at CPI(M) Nilotpal Basu and Manab Mukherjee. He also served as the General Secretary of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (D.Y.F.I.) from 1991 to 2001. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal in 1990 and served two terms till 2001. In the West Bengal assembly elections held in 2001, he was elected from the Entally. He served as the Minister for Technical Education and Training, Youth Welfare, Minority Development and Welfare, Self Employment till 2004. In the 14th General Elections held in 2004, he won the Calcutta North East constituency of West Bengal and served as the Deputy leader of the CPI(M) Lok Sabha group. After delimitation, in the 2009 Lok Sabha election Salim contested the new Calcutta North constituency, and lost to Sudip Bandyopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress.[3][4] Presently he is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha, representing Raiganj constituency.[2] He was also elected to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was inducted in the politburo of C.P.I.(M.) in the 21st party congress organised at Visakhapatnam in 2015. He also serves as the Deputy leader of the CPI(M) Lok Sabha group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] Archived 5 September 2004 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Selim drowns in Mamata wave". The Statesman, 17 May 2009. Archived from the original on 3 May 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2009.