Syed Shahnawaz Hussain
is a former Indian federal minister and a politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Born in Bihar
in 1968, he studied for diploma in engineering at Patna
. He was elected to Lok Sabha
in 1999 and was appointed Minister of State for food processing industries, youth affairs and sports, human resource development and civil aviation. He was given independent charge of Ministry of Coal in 2001. He is one of a small group of prominent Muslim leaders in the Bharatiya Janata Party
. While in Delhi, he organized rickshaw-pullers and fought for the rights of the poor hailing from his home state of Bihar. He candidly voiced against the poor and poverty-stricken image of those hailing from Bihar and blames fellow native Laloo Prasad Yadav
for projecting the poor image.
Though he has lost several elections, he re-entered the Lok Sabha
in November 2006 in a bye-election when he won the vacant seat of Bhagalpur
in Bihar. Shahnawaz is a well recognized figure in a party despite being a Muslim in a party with a Hindu base.
1987 : Bihar Assembly contested on BJP ticket from Barauni Constituency, won.1989 : Lok Sabha election contested on BJP ticket from Purnia Constituency, Lost.1990 : Assembly elections on BJP ticket from Kishanganj, lost.1991 : Lok Sabha elections from Purnia, lost.1995 : Assembly elections on BJP ticket from Araria, won.1996 : Lok Sabha elections contested from Bhagalpur on BJP ticket, lost1998 : Lok Sabha elections... Read More