Aslam Shaikh

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Aslam Shaikh
Cabinet Minister
Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
30 December 2019
Minister
GovernorBhagat Singh Koshyari
Chief MinisterUddhav Thackeray
Preceded by
Guardian minister of Mumbai City District Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
9 January 2020
ConstituencyMalad West
Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2009 - present
ConstituencyMalad West
Personal details
Born5 November 1972
Mumbai
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Rizwana
Alma materSt. Anthony's High School, Year 1986
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionBusiness, Social Workers.
WebsiteOfficial Website

Aslam Shaikh is an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress. He is serving as Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly representing the Malad West Assembly Constituency in Mumbai, Maharashtra.[1][2] He serves as the Textile, Fisheries Department & Ports Development Minister in the Maha Vikas Aghadi cabinet.[3]

Positions held

  • Maharashtra Legislative Assembly MLA
  • Terms in office:2009-2014 ,2014-2019 & 2019-2024 "Aslam Shaikh admits to infighting within Congress's Mumbai unit". dnaindia.com. Retrieved 15 April 2016.[4][5]

Controversy in seeking mercy for 1993 bomb blast convict

On 28 July 2015 Aslam Shaikh wrote a letter to then president of India Pranab Mukherjee seeking a mercy for 1993 bomb blast convict Yakub Memon.[6]

Outspokenness

Although Aslam Shaikh holds the textile ministry, he is vocal on a number of issues. During the second wave of Covid 19 in India, he asserted: "Some celebrities from the film industry and cricketers had mild symptoms or were asymptomatic, but they got themselves admitted to major private hospitals and occupied beds for longer periods."[3]

Criticizing the central government and the mainstream media for the biased reporting on 2020 Tablighi Jamaat COVID-19 hotspot in Delhi and Kumbh Mela in 2021 he said that the same people who accused the Tablighi Jamaat of spreading COVID-19 in the country have allowed thousands of people to gather at Kumbh Mela.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Malad West (Maharashtra) Assembly Constituency Elections". elections.in. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Aslam Shaikh of INC WINS the Malad west constituency in Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014". newsreporter.in. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b Chitnis, Purva. "Some Celebs Occupied Beds Despite Mild Symptoms: Maharashtra Minister". NDTV.com. NDTV. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Congress MLA Aslam Shaikh suspended". oneindia.com. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Cong MLA Aslam Shaikh was not suspended, clarifies speaker". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Maharashtra Congress minister Aslam Shaikh in soup after his letter seeking mercy for Yakub Memon resurfaces". timesnownews.com. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  7. ^ "'They are same people who defamed Tablighi Jamaat': Maharashtra minister slams Kumbh Mela amid COVID-19 surge". Times Now Digital. Times Now. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
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