LJP provides NDA Muslim face in House
Kaiser has won from the Khagaria seat in Bihar defeating his nearest rival with 76003 votes. He fought on a Lok Jan Shakti Party ticket and successfully swept the constituency, which is dominated by the Yadavs and Muslims. ‘I managed to demolish Lalu Yadav’s Muslim-Yadav vote base with large number of people from the minority community voting for me,’ says Kaiser, who is scion of a leading political family of Bihar.
With bigwigs from the state like Lalu Prasad Yadav, Nitish Kumar and other senior leaders having campaigned against Kaiser, he managed to emerge as a clear winner and was able to successfully sweep the constituency with a huge margin, leaving behind Krishna Kumari Yadav from Rashtriya Janata Dal way behind.
Kaiser’s father Choudhary Mohammad Salauddin was a MLA for 22 years from Simri Bakhtiarpur constituency from 1967 to 1989. After his father’s death, Kaiser took over the political rein and has been a three-time MLA from the constituency. He was also a minister from 2000-2005 in the Rabri Devi government in Bihar.
The three-term MLA also served as secretary in All India Congress Committee (AICC) for Delhi, Jharkhand and Seva Dal from September 2007. He took over the charge of Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee as president ahead of 2010 assembly polls and served till 2013. He finally joined Ramvilas Paswan’s LJP and emerged victorious in the current elections.
Though it’s speculated that he may get a seat in the cabinet, the first-time MP is himself more eager to bring succour to his flood-ravaged constituency. ‘I must deliver as a representative of the people,’ he said.