Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament 12th Lok Sabha

Father's Name	 	Md. Illyas Ashraf

Date of Birth	    	1 January 1956

Place of Birth	    	Baquipur, Distt. Darbhanga (Bihar)

Martial Status	 	Married on 26 October 1981

Spouse's Name	 	Smt. Shireen Tasnim

Children	    	One son and two daughters

Educational Qualifications  	

		B.Sc. (Engg.), Post-Graduate Diploma in Hydrogeology

		Educated at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 
		(Uttar Pradesh)


		Engineer, Political and Social Worker, Sportsman

Permanent Address  

		Baquipur, Laheria Sarai, Darbhanga-846004 

		Tel. (06272) 24120

Present Address  
		14, Windsor Place,
		New Delhi-110001

		Tel. (011) 3782276

Positions Held     

1989-91		General-Secretary, Yuva Janata Dal, Bihar

1991		Elected to 10th Lok Sabha 

1991-94		Member, House Committee

1991-96		Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of 
		External Affairs

1992-95		Member, Special Committee on Jammu and Kashmir

1993-96		Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development

1994-96		Member, Joint Select Committee on Copyright Bill, 1992

1995-96		Member, Committee on Private Members' Bills and

1996		Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1996-97		Member, Committee on Science and Technology,
		Environment and Forests

		Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of 
		External Affairs

1998		Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

		Chief Whip, Rashtriya Janata Dal Parliamentary Party

		Spokesperson, R.J.D.

1998-99		Member, Committee on Government Assurances

		Member, Business Advisory Committee

		Member, Committee on Home Affairs and its
		Sub-Committee on Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension

		Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
		External Affairs

Special Interests  

To work for the poor and promotion of sports

Favourite Pastime and Recreation  

Reading, sports, travelling, meeting people, T.V. News
and discussions with friends and family members

Sports and Clubs  

Cricket, football, billiards, table tennis, bridge, athletics,
snooker, kabaddi and badminton

Countries Visited  

Widely travelled;  Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation
led by the Hon'ble Speaker, Shri G.M.C. Balayogi, Iraq,

Other Information  
General-Secretary,  Aligarh  Muslim University Students' Union, 
1980-82; Cabinet Member, Aligarh Muslim University Students' Union,
1974-77; Member, (i) Z.H. Engineering College Students' Union, Aligarh,
1972-74; (ii) Court  of  the Aligarh Muslim University (A.M.U.), 1991-93;
(iii) Syndicate,  Lalit  Narayan  Mishra University, Darbhanga, 1995-96;
(iv) Haj Committee, 1998-99; (v) Wakf Council, 1998-99; and (vi) Executive
Council, A.M.U., Aligarh

Election Result of
Darbhanga Lok Sabha Constituency  

Total electorate 	10,48,855
Total votes polled 	 7,41,163

Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates

(1) Shri Md. Ali Ashraf Fatmi 		(R.J.D.) 3,15,503
(2) Shri Tara Kant Jha 			(B.J.P.) 2,79,395
(3) Shri Ghulam Sarwar 			(J.D.)     76,102
(4) Shri Bijoy Kant Thakur 		(C.P.M.)   32,305