Rasheed Masood

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Rasheed Masood
MP 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 14th Lok Sabha
ConstituencySaharanpur
Personal details
Born (1947-08-15) 15 August 1947 (age 71)
Gangoh, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Political partyIndian National Congress[1]
Spouse(s)Saleha Rasheed
Children1 son and 1 daughter
ResidenceGangoh, Saharanpur
As of 21 September, 2006
Source: [5]

Rasheed Masood (born 15 August 1947) is an Indian politician, a member of the Indian National Congress party[1] and a former member of the Lok Sabha representing Saharanpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha. He was also the United National Progressive Alliance candidate for the Vice-President in the 10 August 2007 election and placed third with 75 votes.[2]

He has earned B.Sc and LLM from Aligarh Muslim University.Masood is an agriculturist by profession. He was general secretary of Bharatiya Lok Dal between 1975 and 1977. He was elected to the 6th Lok Sabha for the first time on a Janata Party ticket in the post-emergency polls in 1977. He went on to become the treasurer of the Janata Parliamentary Party between 1979 and 1980.

Masood was re-elected to the 7th Lok Sabha on a Lok Dal ticket in the 1980 polls. After being the chief whip of Lok Dal in 1982, he became the deputy leader of Lok Dal Parliamentary Party for more than a year. He was the member of the Rajya Sabha from 1986 to 89. From 1989 to 91, he was a member of the 9th Lok Sabha. From April to November 1990, he was Minister of Health and Family Welfare (Independent Charge) in the V P Singh government. In 1991 he was re-elected to the 10th Lok Sabha.

In the late eighties, he was associated with Janata Party and was its deputy Parliamentary party leader. In the nineties, he joined the Samajwadi Party. He was the member of the 14th Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2009. In 2010, he was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha. On 12 December 2011 he resigned from rajya sabha(Upper House) and from the Samajwadi Party and joined INC. He was elected as the special member of CWC (Congress Working Committee). He became the chairman of APEDA on 4 April 2013 for a term of 3 year.

Elections Contested[edit]

Loksabha[edit]

Year Constituency Result Vote percentage Opposition Candidate Opposition Party Opposition vote percentage Ref
1977 Saharanpur Won 67.32% Zahid Hasan INC 25.62% [3]
1980 Saharanpur Won 37.60% Qamar Alam JNP 27.07% [4]
1984 Saharanpur Lost 39.22% Chaudhary Yashpal Singh INC 53.13% [5]
1989 Saharanpur Won 54.55% Chaudhary Yashpal Singh INC 34.09% [6]
1991 Saharanpur Won 41.62% Nakli Singh BJP 38.52% [7]
1996 Saharanpur Lost 32.89% Nakli Singh BJP 33.24% [8]
1998 Saharanpur Lost 18.07% Nakli Singh BJP 33.19% [9]
1999 Saharanpur Lost 27.64% Mansoor Ali Khan BSP 30.53% [10]
2004 Saharanpur Won 35.67% Mansoor Ali Khan BSP 32.96% [11]
2009 Saharanpur Lost 32.87% Jagdish Singh Rana BSP 43.21% [12]

Corruption allegations and conviction[edit]

On 19 September 2013 Special CBI court held Rasheed Masood guilty in a case of corruption and other offences. He was held guilty of fraudulently nominating undeserving candidates to MBBS seats allotted to Tripura in medical colleges across the country from the central pool.[13]

On 1 October 2013 Rasheed was sentenced to four years in jail.[14] As a result of the conviction, he was disqualified from the Parliament of India. He, thus got the dubious distinction of the becoming the first elected member of parliament to be disqualified from the parliament, in the entire history of the Republic of India.[15] He was serving as a member of parliament, representing the Congress Party, to the upper house of the Indian parliament when the verdict was pronounced and his membership stripped.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Samajwadi Party MP Rasheed Masood joins Congress". Ummid.com. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  2. ^ Nagi, Saroj; Srinand Jha (10 August 2007). "Hamid Ansari is the new Vice-President". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Empowering India - Making democracy meaningful, Know our Representative & Candidate". Empoweringindia.org. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
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  12. ^ "Empowering India - Making democracy meaningful, Know our Representative & Candidate". Empoweringindia.org. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  13. ^ "RS MP Rashid Masood found guilty in MBBS seat allocation case". IBM. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  14. ^ "Medical admission scam: Rasheed Masood gets 4 years in jail". Hindustan Times. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  15. ^ "Congress's Rasheed Masood jailed for 4 years in MBBS seat scam, loses RS seat". CNN IBN. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.

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