Afzal Ansari (born 14 August 1953) is newly elected Member of Parliament of India from Ghazipur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1] He is an Indian politician belonging to the Bahujan Samaj Party. He won the 2004 general Lok Sabha election on the Samajwadi Party ticket from Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh.

Afzal Ansari
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Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byManoj Sinha
ConstituencyGhazipur
In office
2004–2009
Preceded byManoj Sinha
Succeeded byRadhe Mohan Singh
Personal details
Born (1953-08-14) 14 August 1953 (age 66)
Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India
CitizenshipIndian
Political partyBahujan Samaj Party
Spouse(s)Farhat Ansari
RelationsSubhanullah Ansari (father)
Begum Rabia (mother)
Mukhtar Ansari(brother)
Sibakatullah Ansari(brother) Abbas Ansari(Nephew)
Umar Ansari(Nephew)
Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari (Grandfather)
Children3 daughters
Nusrat Ansari
Mariya Ansari
Nuriya Ansari
ResidenceGhazipur
EducationGorakhpur University
ProfessionPolitician
As of 17 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Early lifeEdit

Afzal Ansari was born on 14 August 1953 in Yusufpur-Mohammadabad town in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh. He got his early education from his native place. For higher studies he got enrolled in Post Graduate College, Ghazipur and completed Post Graduation from University of Gorakhpur.[2] Ansari's father Subhanullah Ansari was chairman of Nagar Palika Parishad, Mohammadabad who got elected unopposed. His grandfather Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari served as the president (1926-1927) of Indian National Congress, and was one of the founders of the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi who remained its chancellor from 1928 to 1936. Former Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari is Ansari's uncle. Ansari's younger brother is Sibagatullah Ansari and his elder brother is, well known criminal, jailed for more than a decade Mukhtar Ansari.

Former governor of Odisha, former Member of Parliament from Bidar and career diplomat Shaukatullah Shah Ansari and former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Faridul Haq Ansari were forebears of Ansari.[2]

Political careerEdit

Member of Legislative AssemblyEdit

Ansari started his political career with the Communist Party of India. He contested Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election in 1985 for the first time and defeated his close contestant Abhay Narayan Rai from Indian National Congress with a margin of 3064 votes. From 1985 to 2002 he served five terms as Member of the Legislative Assembly from Mohammadabad (Assembly constituency).[3]

Member of ParliamentEdit

Ansari contested the general election of the Lok Sabha in 2004 on the Samajwadi Party ticket and defeated Manoj Sinha from Bharatiya Janata Party with a margin of 2,26,777 votes. He contested the 2009 general election on the Bahujan Samaj Party ticket from Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh but lost to the Samajwadi Party's Radhe Mohan Singh.

After some political differences he left Bahujan Samaj Party and founded a new political party, Quami Ekta Dal. He served as Secretary-General of Quami Ekta Dal before merging it with Bahujan Samaj Party.[4][5][6][7]

Electoral performanceEdit

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election victories[8]
Year Constituency Vote % Party
1996 Mohammadabad 41.96% Samajwadi Party
1993 Mohammadabad 38.08% Communist Party of India
1991 Mohammadabad 46.31% Communist Party of India
1989 Mohammadabad 37.69% Communist Party of India
1985 Mohammadabad 34.53% Communist Party of India
Lok Sabha General Election victories[1]
Year Constituency Vote % Party
2019 Ghazipur 51.20% Bahujan Samaj Party
2004 Ghazipur 47.24% Samajwadi Party

Positions heldEdit

  • Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (five terms) 1985-2001
  • Elected to 14th Lok Sabha, 2004
  • Member, Committee on Chemicals & Fertilizers
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
  • Member, Central Haj Committee of India

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "General Election to Lok Sabha Trends & Result 2019". eci.gov.in. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Fourteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". loksabha.nic.in. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Mohammadabad Assembly Constituency Election Results". mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Afzal Ansari". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Afzal Ansari gets BSP ticket from Ghazipur". indianexpress.com. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Personality Details of Afzal Ansari". universal publication.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Ansari brothers may get tickets". thehindu.com. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Mohammadabad Assembly Constituency Election Results". mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 24 May 2019.

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