Muslim candidates have won the elections at twelve
places in Maharashtra and five constituencies in Haryana when the
results were announced after counting of the votes yesterday.
While the Congress-led ruling alliance
has regained power in Maharashtra, it struggles for numbers in
Haryana despite emerging as a single largest party.
Elections for 288 seats in Maharashtra
and 90 assembly constituencies in Haryana were held on October 13,
2009. The counting of votes were done yesterday.
MLAs in Maharashtra
Relying on the promises made by
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Congress leaders, Muslim
leaders in Maharashtra were demanding for 35-38 seats in the state.
The Congress, however, fielded just 12 Muslim candidates whereas its
alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had given tickets
to just 04 Muslim candidates.
05 Muslim candidates out of the 12 who
fought on Congress tickets won the elections. Whereas, out of 04 NCP
candidates 02 have able to register the victory.
The other 05 assembly constituencies
in Maharashtra where Muslim candidates have won the elections
include Shivajinagar in Mumbai and Bhiwandi (East). From these two
constituencies, Samajwadi Party (SP) Maharashtra President Abu Asim
Azmi has won the elections.
Out of the 05 Muslim Congress MLAs
four - Arif Naseem KHan, Baba Siddiquee, Ameen Patel and Aslam
Shaikh - have won from various constituencies in Mumbai. The fifth
Congress MLA is Ab Sattar who has won the election from Sillud. Arif
Naseem Khan was Minister of State for Home in the erstwhile
got just 3.82 % seats in Maharshtra Assembly Election 2009 as
the Muslims have won only 11 seats in 288 constituencies.
Among Muslim Winners 5 are from INC, 3 from SP, 2 from NCP and
one from Jan Surajya Shakti while no one is independent.
Winning Muslims have defeated
and BJP at three constituencies each,
INC and independent in two constituencies each, while
MNS at one constituency.
Interestingly at two constituencies namely Malegaon Central and
Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar Muslim candidates defeated Muslims.
5. Other Muslim
candidates who were expected to win but loose this election are
Mr. Anees Ahmad (Minister in last Government) and Mr. Bashir
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The two NCP Muslim MLAs are Nawab
Malik and Hasan Mushrif from Kagal. While Nawab Malik won from
Anushakti Nagar in Mumbai, Hasan Mushrif won from Kagal. Nawab Mailk
and Hasan Mushrif both were ministers in the previous government.
The other two Muslim candidates wh
made their way to the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
are Mufti Mohd. Ismail and Rasheed Tahir Momin.
Mufti Mohd. Isamil - a cleric at a
local Jama Masjid, president of Jamiatul Ulema Malegaon and member
of the Governing Body of Madrasa Deoband has won the election from
Malegaon (central) assembly constituency on Jan Sauraj Shakti party
ticket. By winning the election, Mufti Ismail has become the first
recognised Muslim Aalim and serving Imam to
enter the Maharashtra Legislative
Assembly. Earlier, Maulana Ziauddin Bukhari had also won the
Assembly elections in Maharashtra.
Rasheed Tahir Momin got elected from
Bhowandi (West). He fought the election on Samajwadi Party (SP)
ticket after Congress refused to give him the ticket.
The most prominent loser is Haji Anees
Ahmed - Minister of Minority Affairs in the previous government. He
contested the election from his home town Nagpur. But in a shocking
turn of event, lost the seat to BJP's Sudhakar
Other Muslim leaders who lost the
election include Sayyad Ahmed from Mumbai, Salim Patel from Jalgaon
and Ab Qadir from Aurangabad.
Haryana to have 05
In a house of 90 MLAs, Haryana
assembly will have a total of 05 Muslim MLAs. Though Congress has
emerged as the single largest party in the October 13 elections, it
has fallen short of the clear majority. Of the total 90 seats in
Haryana Assembly, Congress has won 40 seats.
The earlier assembly had just 03
Jaleeb Khan who contested from Hathin
after Congress denied him a ticket as an independent, defeated the
official Congress candidate by a margin of more then 6000 votes.
The Jagadhri constituency witnessed a
triangular contest among sitting Congress MLA Subhash Chand, former
minister Akram Khan of the BSP and former MLA Kanwar Pal of the BJP.
Akram Khan defeated Subhash Chand by a margin of more than 4000
Naseem Khan and Mohammed Ilyas contesting on INLD tickets won
comfortably from Ferozepur Jhirka and Punahana respectively.
District Congress president of Mewat,
Aftab Ahmed defeated nearest rival Sanjay of BJP by margin of 16904
In Sohna, Zakir Hussain of Bahuja
Samaj Party lost to Dharambir of Congress by only 505 votes.