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Rahul, top Cong leaders condole Kishanganj MP's demise

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Friday condoled the demise of party and Qasmi, who died of a at his village home in Bihar's district.

A former state of and member of the All Muslim Personal Law Board, Qasmi had won the seat for the first time in 2009 polls and went on to retain the seat five years later. He was 76.

"Saddened to hear about the demise of party's from Maulana Asrarul Haq," Gandhi said on

He expressed his deepest condolences to Haq's family.

Other leaders joined Gandhi in mourning the death of the

Congress in the Mallikarjun Kharge said the country has lost a learned Qasmi always espoused and fought to preserve secular values, he added.

"I am deeply saddened by the demise of Mohammad Asrarul Haque, a and a popular leader from Kishanganj, Bihar, from where he was elected as member twice. He was instrumental in setting up in his constituency," said Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Congress' also expressed his condolences on the passing away of Qasmi.

"My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and followers and to the people of Kishanganj and beyond," he said.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 13:40 IST