Patna, December 7: Noted Islamic scholar and Congress parliamentarian from Kishanganj constituency in Bihar - Maulana Asrar-ul-Haque Qasmi – passed away in the early hours of Friday. The 76-year-old lawmaker died following a heart attack.
The popular leader contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2009 from Kishanganj on a Congress ticket and won the elections. He retained the seat in 2014, by defeating Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Dilip Jaiswal, by a margin of over one lakh votes. ND Tiwari, Veteran Congress Leader, Dies at 93 on His Birthday
Qasmi was the founding member of All India Milli Council and also served All India Muslim Personal Law Board as a member. The leader was against the Narendra Modi-led Union government for attempting to create a cashless economy. He had criticised Boko Haram and stated that the organisation was a part of the conspiracy.