Only 27 Muslim candidates win UP Assembly Elections
Lucknow: Parties which had fielded more Muslim candidates to woo the community, faced major disappointment as only 27 Muslims have successfully reached the Uttar Pradesh assembly, the number is too less as compared to the 2012 UP Polls.
In 2012 elections, a total of 69 Muslim candidates had won the Assembly elections, the highest since Independence.
Interestingly, the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has sealed a historic mandate, won on 75 seats out of the 100 Muslim dominant assembly seats. The saffron party has also captured the Bhojipura Bareily constituency, considered to be a pocket borough of Muslims.
Muslim candidates, who have from the Samajwadi Party ticket include: Mehboob Ali (Amroha), Yasir Shah (Matera Bahraich), Azam Khan (Rampur), Iqbal Mehmood (Sambhal), Abrar Ahmad (Isauli Sultanpur), Mohd. Rizwan (Kundarki), Naheed Hasan (Kairana), Nafeez Ahmed (Gopalpur), Nawab Jaan (Thakurdwara), Naseer Khan (Chamarwa), Tasleem Ahmed (Najibabad), Alam Badi Azmi (Niazamabad), Mohd Faheen (Bilari), Iqram Qureshi (Moradabad), Abdullah Azam (Suar), Mohd Ramzan (Srawasti), Irfan Solanki (Mau) and Rafeeq Ansari (Meerut).
Meanwhile, candidates winning from the Bahujan Samaj Party, which fielded the maximum number of 100 Muslims, include: Aslam Chaudhary (Dhaulana), Mohammad Mujtaba (Pratapur), Mohammad Aslam (Bhinga), Mukhtar Ansari (Mau) and Guddu Jamali Bamushkil (Mubarakpur).