Asaduddin Owaisi was studying law in London in 1994 when he was summoned by his father and Hyderabad MP Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi to contest from Charminar seat. The MIM was in trouble due to a split caused by party MLA Amanullah Khan, who later floated Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT). Asaduddin Owaisi was the lone MIM candidate who got elected to State Assembly in 1994. But soon he took control of the party and got re-elected to the Assembly in 1999, besides ensuring party’s victory in three other seats. Due to ill-health, Salahuddin Owaisi retired from electoral politics in 2004 and Asaduddin contested and won from the Hyderabad Parliament seat. He emerged as a strong Muslim leader in 2009 general elections as he not only got re-elected, but also took his party’s tally in the Assembly to an all-time high of seven. His family has been in politics for three generations, his grandfather too held the reigns of MIM at one point.
Member and Trustee, Dar-Us-Salam Trust and Education Board, since 1999