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Thursday, September 24, 2009 03:31:53 PM, Staff Reporter

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Mumbai: Contrary to their popular claim of Muslim uplift and seemingly working on a policy to deny fare Muslim representations in the parliament and legislative assemblies, the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra gave party tickets to only 14 Muslim candidates when they unleashed the first list of the candidates yesterday.


Out of these 14, 12 Muslims are in the first list of 159 Congress candidates whereas NCP has given the party tickets to two Muslims in its list of 80 candidates.


The Congress party has an alliance with Sharad Pawar led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for the ensuing assembly elections in Maharashtra.


For the total 288 assembly seats that will go to polls on October 13 this year, Congress will be contesting on 174 seats whereas NCP would be fielding 114 candidates on its party tickets.


Muslims in Maharashtra are already disgruntled against the ruling Congress-NCP alliance due to its lackluster attitude towards the community in the past ten years. The mishandling of the 2008 Malegaon blast case that made the headlines few months before the polls had only intensified their anger.


However, at the time when the community was expecting from the ruling alliance to compensate for the poor representation given to the Muslims in 2009 Parliamentary elections, the alliance ditched the community once again when it included only 14 Muslims in its first list.


On the basis of the Muslim population in Maharashtra, community leaders were demanding alliance tickets for 35 Muslim candidates. Congress High command too had promised during the Lok Sabha elections that it would field enough number of Muslim candidates in the assembly elections.


“During the 2009 parliamentary elections in a meeting at Islam Gymkhana in Mumbai the Congress had promised a fare Muslim representation in the assembly elections”, said Fareed Khan of Qaumi Majlis-e-Shura.


The Congress-led UPA had received overwhelming support from the Muslim community during the 2009 parliamentary elections. However, in Maharashtra it had fielded just two Muslim candidates - both of them lost the elections. As of now there is no Muslim MP from Maharashtra.


“Even Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his visit to Mumbai during the parliamentary elections had admitted that appropriate number of Muslim candidates was not given tickets. He had promised to compensate it in assembly elections”, said Fareed Khan.


“However, the ongoing development reveals that the alliance is not serious about its promise and it is again taking the community for granted”, he added.


As a reminder to the alliance leadership, Fareed Khan had even written a letter to Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar demanding 35 Muslim candidates in the ensuing assembly elections in Maharashtra.


The 12 Muslim candidates who find the place in the first list of the Congress candidates include Baba Siddiquee, Dr. Sayyad Ahmed, Amin Patel and Mohd Aslam from Mumbai, Javed Dalvi from Bhiwandi, Shaikh Rasheed from Malegaon, Saleem Patel from Jalgaon, Anees Ahmed from Nagpur, Razia Baigum from Balapur, Anwar Bapu Deshmukh from Pator and Abdus Sattar from Sillod.


Babajani Durrani is one of the two candidates that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has included in its first list of 80 candidates.









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