Why people elect any muslim politician either as MLA or MP ?
In Assam 25 Muslims have made it to the Assembly including eight of the Badruddin Ajmals AUDF, eight of Congress, five indpendents, three belonging to AGP and one of another small party. In a house of 126, it is quite a good figure considering that Assam has the highest Muslim concentration in India after Kashmir. Assam has over 30% Muslims.
In Tamil Nadu, the state with 5% Muslims, 5 MLAs have been elected. In Kerala, the figure is over 25. I couldnt decipher all names because often religion of names like M Kutty who could be Mohammad Kutty cant be ascertained. These include seven each of CPM and Muslim Leage, 3 of LDF (IND) and one each of INL and RSP. Two INC MLAs also got elected. Kerala has 24% Muslims.
In West Bengal that has 25% Muslim population 45 Muslims were elected in a house of 294. As many as 24 Muslims got elected on CPM ticket while seven Congress ...more