Joachim Baxla

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Joachim Baxla
Member of Indian Parliament
In office
1996–2009
Preceded by Pius Tirkey
Succeeded by Manohar Tirkey
Constituency Alipurduars
Personal details
Born (1955-01-16)16 January 1955
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
Died 6 March 2017(2017-03-06) (aged 66)
Political party RSP (previous) , Trinamool Congress (current)
Spouse(s) Maloti Baxla
Children 1 son and 1 daughter
Residence Hamiltonganj
As of 17 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Joachim Baxla (16 January 1955 – 6 March 2017) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Alipurduars constituency of West Bengal and was a member of the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) political party. He won the Alipurduars seat four times in a row. Baxla was denied a ticket by RSP to contest for the 15th Lok Sabha. In protest, he resigned from the RSP and contested from the Alipurduar constituency as an independent and lost badly.RSP candidate Manohar Tirkey won the seat. He was relegated to the fourth position.Then he joined the Trinamool Congress and contested the 2011 West Bengal Assembly election under its flag from the Kumargram (Vidhan Sabha constituency) . He again lost the election to his RSP rival Dasrath Tirkey.[1] Baxla died on 6 March 2017 after a battle with cancer.[2]

References

  1. ^ "RSP MP in West Bengal quits party after being denied ticket". Thaindian news. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  2. ^ "4-time MP passes away". India Today. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 

Sources

  • Official biographical sketch in Parliament of India website


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