• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

West Bengal: CPM MP Md Salim convoy attacked in Islampur, blames TMC goons

|

Kolkata, Apr 18: Voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is taking place in three constituencies of West Bengal today. Polling began for the Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Raiganj Parliamentary seats on Thursday, April 18 at 7 am and would continue till 6 pm.

West Bengal: CPM MP Md Salim convoy attacked in Islampur, blames TMC goons

Meanwhile, the convoy of CPIM's incumbent leader Mohammad Salim, who is fighting hard to retain his seat in West Bengal's Raiganj Lok Sabha constituency, was attacked in Islampur. According to reports, bullets were also fired at the convoy.

I hope more youngsters vote, says Modi on second phase of Lok Sabha Elections

Salim, whose car was pelted with bricks in Islampur, alleged that he was attacked by TMC goons with arms who were threatening the voters inside booths. He added that his attackers are part of the TMC backed cow smuggling gang in the area.

Raiganj, one of the two seats won by the Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPIM) in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in the state. Meanwhile, Congress is hopeful of winning Raiganj where it has Deepa Dasmunshi, who had lost to Mohammad Salim (CPM) in 2014.

Salim was born in June 1957 in a humble family. His father Azizul Haque worked at the Kolkata Port and Salim was one of the nine children Azizul had with Ladly Haque.

In 1990, he was elected as the Rajya Sabha MP from West Bengal and served two terms till 2001. From 1991 to 2001, Salim also served as the general secretary of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI). In 2001, he contested West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections from Entally constituency and won by a comfortable margin of votes. He served as a minister in the state cabinet from 2001 to 2004.

Later in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, Salim was elected MP from Calcutta North East constituency, however, in the subsequent 2009 Lok Sabha elections, he lost to TMC's Sudip Bandyopadhyay from the newly formed Calcutta North parliamentary seat.

In the 2014 general elections, Salim again contested from Raiganj seat and pipped Congress' Deepa Dasmunsi to the MP seat by some 1,634 votes. Following his Raiganj victory, he was elected to the CPIM's Central Committee.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more