Saifuddin Choudhury

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Saifuddin Choudhury
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Katwa
In office
1980–1996
Preceded by Dhirendranath Basu
Succeeded by Mahboob Zahedi
Personal details
Born 1 August 1952
Katwa, West Bengal
Died 14 September 2014 (aged 62)
AIMMS, New Delhi
Nationality Indian
Political party

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Party of Democratic Socialism
Spouse(s) Ruksana Chowdhury
Alma mater University of Calcutta
Profession Politician, social worker

Saifuddin Choudhury (1 August 1952 – 14 September 2014), was an Indian politician who was a CPI(M) leader and MP from West Bengal state of India. In February 2001 he formed Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS).[1]

Political career

He was elected to the Lok Sabha on a CPI(M) ticket from Katwa (Lok Sabha constituency) in 1980, 1984, 1989 and 1991.[2] He took a progressive role in Shah Bano case in his tenure as a Member of Parliament.[3] He later took important role during discussion on Narasima Rao government also.[4] He fared very badly in the 2009 election from Jadavpur (Lok Sabha constituency). His membership of the party was not renewed.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Saifuddin Choudhury off CPI-M rolls
  2. ^ "40 – Katwa Parliamentary Constituency, West Bengal". Partywise Comparison since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  3. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Kolkata/Whistleblower-communist-dies/articleshow/42473814.cms
  4. ^ http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/lsdeb/ls10/ses1/1315079101.htm
  5. ^ "General Election 2009 Jadavpur". West Bengal Election Results. Ibnlive. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  6. ^ "Former CPI-M Leader Saifuddin Choudhury Dies of Cancer". outlookindia.com. 14 September 2014. 


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