Muslim MLAs in Telangana, Rajasthan, MP, C’garh, Mizoram Assemblies: Fact File

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Hyderabad: Results of Assembly elections of five States were released recently. The number of Muslim MLAs remained same in Telangana State whereas it increased in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Not a single Muslim MLA got elected in Mizoram.

Telangana State:

According to the report published in Indian Express, in Telangana State, 9, 8, 8, 1, 1 Muslim candidates were fielded by Congress, TRS, MIM, TDP and BJP respectively. Out of total 27 Muslim candidates, eight managed to win Assembly seats.

Muslim MLAs in Telangana
Number of seats in Assembly Number of Muslim MLAs earlier Number of Muslim MLAs now Percentage Muslim population in the State Percentage of Muslim MLAs earlier Percentage of Muslim MLAs now
119 08 08 12.7 6.72 6.72

Rajasthan

In Rajasthan, eight Muslims candidates got success in winning the Assembly seat. Out of these eight MLAs, seven belongs to Congress and one belongs to BSP.

Muslim MLAs in Rajasthan
Number of seats in Assembly Number of Muslim MLAs earlier Number of Muslim MLAs now Percentage Muslim population in the State Percentage of Muslim MLAs earlier Percentage of Muslim MLAs now
199 2 8 9.07 1 4.02

Madhya Pradesh

Although in Madhya Pradesh, the number of Muslim MLAs increased, only two Muslims, Mr. Arif Aqueel and Mr. Arif Masood became MLAs from Bhopal (North) and Bhopal (Central) respectively. These Muslim MLAs belongs to the Congress party.

In 2013, only one Muslim had managed to win the Assembly seat.

Muslim MLAs in Madhya Pradesh
Number of seats in Assembly Number of Muslim MLAs earlier Number of Muslim MLAs now Percentage Muslim population in the State Percentage of Muslim MLAs earlier Percentage of Muslim MLAs now
230 1 2 6.57 0.43 0.87

Chhattisgarh

In Chhattisgarh where the Muslim population is more than 2%, only one Muslim candidate, Mr. Mohammed Akbar became MLA. He belongs to Congress party.

Mr. Akbar won Kawardha Assembly seat.

Muslim MLAs in Chhattisgarh
Number of seats in Assembly Number of Muslim MLAs earlier Number of Muslim MLAs now Percentage Muslim population in the State Percentage of Muslim MLAs earlier Percentage of Muslim MLAs now
90 0 1 2.02 0 1.11

Mizoram

Shockingly, no Muslim candidate was elected as MLA.

It may be mentioned that the Muslim population in the State is more than 1%

Muslim MLAs in Mizoram
Number of seats in Assembly Number of Muslim MLAs earlier Number of Muslim MLAs now Percentage Muslim population in the State Percentage of Muslim MLAs earlier Percentage of Muslim MLAs now
40 0 0 1.35 0 0

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