Voters send 36 Muslim candidates to 18th UP Assembly, 2 more than earlier

Joseph B. Hash

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In a seemingly polarised electoral ambiance that observed a straight contest between the ruling BJP and Samajwadi Party (SP), voters have despatched 36 Muslim candidates to the 18th Uttar Pradesh Assembly, two far more than the earlier Assembly.

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The newly elected MLAs account for 8.93 for each cent of the complete 403 legislators in a state that has a around 20 for every cent Muslim population.&#13
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Among the the outstanding Muslim MLAs who have been elected are Mohd Azam Khan, his son Abdullah Azam Khan, jailed-gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s son Abbas, and nephew Mannu.

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In Rampur, jailed SP chief Azam Khan received the seat immediately after securing 1,21,755 votes, when BJP’s Akash Saxena was a distant next with 56,368 votes.

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In the Suar Assembly phase, Azam’s son Abdullah Azam acquired 1,26,162 votes in opposition to 65,059 votes of Haidar Ali Khan a.k.a. Hamza Mian, who contested on Apna Dal’s ticket.

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In Mau, Mukhtar Ansari’s son Abbas Ansari, fighting on an SBSP ticket, defeated BJP’s Ashok Kumar Singh by 38,227 votes.

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In Mohammadabad (Ghazipur), previous MLA Sibgatullah Ansari’s son and Mukhtar’s nephew Suhaib Ansari a.k.a. Mannu emerged victorious with a margin of 18,199 votes defeating BJP’s sitting MLA Alka Rai.

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In Kairana seat, SP’s Nahid Hasan secured a acquire soon after polling 1,31,035 votes in opposition to BJP applicant Mriganka Singh’s 1,05,148.

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In Nizamabad (Azamgarh), SP’s 85-calendar year-old veteran, Alam Badi, was re-elected defeating BJP’s Manoj by a margin of 34,187 votes.

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Kithore Assembly seat in Meerut saw a near contest concerning SP’s Shahid Mazoor and BJP’s Satvir Singh. Mazoor won the seat by a slender margin of 2,180 votes.

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In Kundarki (Moradabad), SP MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq’s son Zia-ur-Rehman trounced BJP’s Kamal Kumar by 43,162 votes.

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This time, when the SP fielded substantially smaller sized selection of Muslim candidates — 64 — mainly in an attempt to shed the tag of its MY (Muslim – Yadav) blend currently being its core constituency, the BSP fielded 88 Muslims whilst the Congress fielded a different 75.

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Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM, as well, fielded more than 60 candidates from the community. While the way in which the group voted, it appears typically SP remained the top decision of Muslims even though the BSP and AIMIM also bought the support of the local community in some seats. Having said that, at the most they played spoilsport for the SP candidates who have been trailing by slender margins.

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