Badruddin Ajmal

Badruddin Ajmal[2] (born 12 February 1950) is a member of the Indian Parliament[3] from Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency, born in the Indian state of Assam.[4] He has been regularly listed among The 500 Most Influential Muslims of the world.[5][6]

Badruddin Ajmal
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Member of Parliament
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Preceded byAnwar Hussain
ConstituencyDhubri
Director of Shaikhul Hind Academy
Personal details
Born (1950-02-12) 12 February 1950 (age 70)
Hojai, Assam, India[1]
Political partyAll India United Democratic Front (2013 to present)
Alma materDarul Uloom Deoband
ProfessionPolitician, businessman

He established the Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF), now All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)[7] and consolidated its position in Indian politics especially in Assam. He is also the president of the Assam State Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind. He holds master's degrees in Theology and Arabic from Darul Uloom Deoband university. He is also an Industrialist, Businessman and a Social worker.[8]

PhilanthropyEdit

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[9] at Hojai, Assam. He also established a hospital at Malua near Badarpur of Karimganj District. The hospital is named as Badarpur Hospital.

Political activitiesEdit

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 AIUDF Legislative Party which altogether won 10 seats in its maiden electoral fight.[10]

In 2011, election for Assam Legislative Assembly, AIUDF won 18 seats and emerged as the largest opposition party in Assam.[11]

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 RE in 2012.[12]

Ajmal is a member of Parliament of India. He was elected from Dhubri (Lok Sabha constituency) for three consecutive times (2009, 2014, 2019). With 7 children, he has most number of children for any Member of Parliament in India.[13]

He was the president of Hojai session reception committee of Assam Sahitya Sabha, 2004 and Darul Hadith, Jayanagar Madrassa, Assam.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://archive.india.gov.in/govt/loksabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=4436
  2. ^ "AIUDF President". Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  3. ^ "15th Lok sabha members, Assam, India". Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Himanta Biswa Sarma: In this Assam election, Bangladeshi immigrants want their own CM too". 15 February 2016.
  5. ^ "The Muslim 500: Badruddin Ajmal Qasmi". Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Times of India on 22 most influential Muslims in India". Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  7. ^ http://www.aiudf.org AIUDF Official Website
  8. ^ a b "Bioprofile of 15th Lok Sabha members, India". Archived from the original on 2 November 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Ajmal Foundation". Archived from the original on 1 April 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  10. ^ AUDF may join UPA, The Hindu
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Assam Muslims blame perfume baron for unrest". Hindustan Times. 17 August 2012. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012.
  13. ^ https://www.newsclick.in/BJP-Loksabha-MPs-Children-Narendra-Modi-Government

External linksEdit

Party political offices
Preceded by
Badruddin Ajmal
Leader of the All India United Democratic Front Party in the 16th Lok Sabha
2014–present
Incumbent