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Congress MP from Bihar dead

IANS  |  Patna 

Senior and member from Bihar's Kishanganj, Maulana Asrar-ul-Haque Qasmi, passed away early on Friday following a He was 76.

According to district officials, he died at the Circuit House. He will be buried in his Tarabadi village.

Qaxmi, a noted Islamic scholar, was a popular face of the in Bihar, particularly in Seemanchal comprising Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria and Katihar districts.

He won the seat in the 2009 after five consecutive defeats. He retained the constituency in 2014 despite the Modi wave, defeating the BJP's Jaiswal by over 1 lakh votes.

He was a member of the Muslim Personal Law Board and a founder member of the Milli Council.

Ram Nath Kovind, and leaders including its expressed grief over the demise of Qasmi.

Congress leaders and also condoled his death.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 15:04 IST
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