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Born in a farmer's family, Taslimuddin was first elected to the assembly elections in 1969 from Jokihat constituency. He was conspicuously absent from elections for almost two decades. In 1989 he won his first parliamentary election from purnea with a JD ticket. He successfully contested the following Lok Sabha elections under the RJD banner from Kashiganj in Bihar. In 2010 he fell from the good graces of Lalu Prasad Yadav and decided to leave RJD. He joined JDU for a brief period after that he was back with the RJD. He successfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from his hometown Araria. He died in 2014 after succumbing to some breathing problems in Chennai whilst he was attending a parliamentary meeting.
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Date of Birth
04 Jan 1943
Date of Death
17 Sep 2017 (Age 74)
Place of Birth
Sisauna, Distt. Araria, Bihar
Rashtriya Janata Dal
Agriculturist Trade Unionist, Social Worker
He had once disparaged Nitish Kumar, stating he was not PM material.
He was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from Araria constituency in Bihar where he defeated Pradeep Kumar Singh of BJP by a margin of 1,46,504 votes.
He was elected for a fourth term from kashiganj where he defeated Syed Shahnawaz Hussain of BJP by a margin of 1,60677 votes. He contested 2009 elections from Araria but was defeated.
He was elected for a third term from Kashiganj with an RJD ticket.
He was elected for a second term in Lok Sabha from Kashiganj in Bihar where he defeated Vishwanath Kejriwal of BJP by a margin of 164583 votes. He was also a Union minister of state for home affairs in the HD Deve Gowda government.
He was elected to Lok Sabha in 1989 as a Janata Dal candidate from Purnea.
He was elected from the Jokihat constituency from Bihar in the assembly elections with an INC ticket, where he defeated Satya Narain Yadav of BJS by a margin of 8582 votes.
Net Worth₹4.13 CRORE
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