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Muslim Islamic NewsMuslim count in UP assembly – 2007

By Haider Abbas 

The Milli Gazette

Abstract: Ever since the start of Hindutva (anti-Muslim) politics in the Hindi belt-UP, since, precisely after the opening of Babri Masjid locks on Feb 1, 1986, Muslims, the second biggest majority in UP have had to face the brunt of anti-Muslim tirades. The two decades has found Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) starting with just 59 seats in 1989 to attain full majority in 1991, followed by a coalition with Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) in 1995, and, anyhow managing to cling to power until mid-2003. After 2003, Samajwadi Party (SP) came to power and which is the best reservoir of Muslim priorities. 

Since the last parliamentary elections of 2004 there has also been a dominant current of Muslims staking claim for political lead within the secular ambit. Muslims made Awami Front in 2004, on the initiation of Parcham Party of India but it crashed even before the elections. Then, on the invitation of Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari-United Democratic Front was made and it failed to take any start. Uttar Pradesh United Democratic Front (UPUDF) under SP Ex MLA Yaqub Qureshi made a beginning and became a partner in the SP rebel Member of Parliament (MP) Raj Babbar’s Jan Marcha. UPUDF, today has one MLA now. 

Muslims seem to have after the 2007 results, not given a second hearing to the call of Muslim secular parties like Muslim Majlis, Indian National League, National Loktantrik Party, Peoples Democratic Front, Momin Conference, UDF and UPUDF. None of the parties, except UPUDF could open an account as Muslims stuck with the SP, BSP, Congress, Janta Dal, JD(U), Rashtirya Lok Dal and Samajwadi Kranti Party (SKD). How Muslims became interfaced with the political permutations, while discarding, Muslim oriented parties and what has been the Muslim Count-an all time high, after the results are now being enumerated and analysed.

The great battle for the Lucknow crown has been done. Samajwadi Party (SP) under Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has bowed down making way for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati to be sworn in as the fourth time CM. Mayawati has on all the three occasions become CM courtesy Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). 

The results have been baffling. All the exit-polls fell flat on their face and a new social engineering in the name of Brahmin (Upper Caste) Hindus and Dalits (Untouchables) has formulaised as a new beginning in the UP politics. BSP is led by a Dalit Mayawati. 

Centuries of subjugation and human indignation of Dalits at the hands of Brahmins has been thrown back and both have now unanimously voted for the Dalit oriented party-BSP. Perhaps, June 21, 1995 is a witness to the day when late Kanshi Ram-the founder of BSP had taken the first step to hug the Brahmin oriented party-BJP and had formed the government in UP. Thus, paving way for ‘no set rules for attaining power’. BSP (is) was also, therefore, known dubiously as a party without manifesto. Mayawati has now fully actualised her mentors thesis with an absolute majority of 206 legislatures. UP is house to 403 seats-the highest in the country even after 22 were deducted to the newly formed state Uttranchal. 

The social-enginerring came in the form of 86 Brahmin candidates contesting on BSP tickets. Upper Caste Thakurs stood for 38 seats. And, 40 Brahmins won. 18 Thakurs have won too. Mayawati played her cards well…. On the 89 reserved seats BSP could get the Brahmins transfer their votes and 62 BSP candidates won from the reserved constituencies in UP! 

UP, ironically, also enjoys the unique distinction of nations most populated state and is likewise house to 80 parliamentarians as well. No wonder UP has sent more than half-a dozen-Prime Ministers too. Interestingly, Muslims in UP, also make their highest numeric strength. The official presence of Muslims in UP is 18.5%, although, the unofficial figure is nothing short of 25%. The highest percentge of Muslims in India is in Assam. 

The presence of Muslims throughout UP, understandably, make them a jackpot and every political party finds the chunk as a decisive factor. A mere shift of Muslims in voting pattern can dismantle any political calculation-as what was seen, yet again, in the elections 2007! It is only Muslims which have paved way for the fourth-time swearing in ceremony of Mayawati. 

How Muslims charted the crown for Mayawati, in fact, came out of the cues from the exit-polls results. The Upper Caste controlled media made conscious attempts to anyhow put steam into the already exhausted BJP engine. All exit polls, conspiratorily, therefore, showed that BSP and BJP were to be neck to neck and SP to have been relegated to number three. The objective of the exit-polls was to ‘cry wolf’ in order to streamline the Upper Caste Hindus towards BJP by ‘the fear of (untouchable) BSP’. Upper Caste Hindus, were divided in all BSP, BJP, SP and Congress and knew it very well that BJP (the main Upper Caste Hindu party) was in total disarray-despite all anti-Muslim rhetoric. Upper Caste stuck to the BSP and voted strategically for BSP in reserved constituencies –in exchange to the Brahmins of BSP. BJP anti-Muslims CD episode could not cut any ice. 

SP, however, was found napping and could not thwart the exit-polls malaise. Muslims, the main plank of SP found the tide going tough and changed their strategy, in order to keep BJP at bay-therefore, voted in large numbers, in priority to SP towards BSP. Thus, in return Muslims were able to find 29 Member of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) out of contesting 61 with the BSP denomination-the highest ever! 

SP had fielded 56 Muslims and is now represented by 21 Muslims in the assembly. Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD)-run by Ajit Singh came up with 3 Muslims. Uttar Pradesh United Democratic Front (UPUDF) got one and two Muslims won as Independents. Muslims who fared as runners have been most widely divided in BSP and SP too. 17 Muslims came as second on BSP ticket. 21 came second on SP ticket. Congress found six Muslims finishing second, RLD and UPUDF came second on one seat each.

The BSP Muslim candidates, which finished third, are 10. SP got Muslims as third on 9 seats. Congress found presence with 12 seats on third position with a Muslim candidate. RLD made it up with two Muslims. Janta Dal (United), National Loktantrik Party (NLP), Bhartiya Samaj Party (BhSP) and an Independent came as third on one seat each. Muslims which made to the fourth position had Congress on 13 seats, RLD on seven seats, SP on 3 seats, BSP, IMC and Independents on two seats, NLP, Apna Dal, Janta Dal, Samajwadi Kranti Party (SKD), (BhSP), Rashtriya Swantantra Party all on one seat. 

How much importance the Muslim vote has can be understood by the fact that officially Muslims make 18.5% of the population in UP. Notwithstanding the (un) official campaign to slash down the Muslim percentage. It takes first to cut Muslim figures during census, and thereafter, anyhow manipulate the data! But, despite all-the size of Muslims, ironically, forced the Election Commission to direct a list of constituencies, in both assembly and parliament-where Muslims make more than 20% for the sake of getting the voters list to be made in Urdu! Voters lists are made in all regional languages.

The number of constituencies where Muslims make more than 20% in UP are a staggering 130! And, 35 seats out of 80 in parliament too! Thus, if UP is the political capital of India Muslims are the ‘prized political capital’ of UP. There can be no doubt that the road to Delhi goes through Lucknow as UP holds the roost and is the undeniable political meter of the country.
The ‘Muslim Count’ in UP assembly 2007 has been the all time high since independence. Muslims made a figure of 56 with various political denominations. In 2002 Muslim legislatures were 46, and, the number of Muslims who came as runners, this time, have been 47! Many of those who lost have been on a very thin margin. 

The Election Commission had charted out the elections in seven phases. Bundelkhand -21 seats, Avadh -90 seats, Rohilkhand-50 seats, Lower Doab-72 seats, Upper Doab-67 and Purvanchal-103 seats.

The following is the list of Muslim Winners in descending order to their victory margin. The data is based on the election results released – 2007.

S.N.

Winner

Constituency (No.)

Party

Defeated (Party)

Victory Margin

Muslim Count

1

M. Azam Khan

(Retained 2002 seat)

Rampur (21)

SP

Afroz Ali Khan (Congress)

33372

1st & 2nd

2

Iqbal

Chandpur (07)

BSP

Ram Avtar Singh (BJP)

30011

  

3

Irfan Solanki

(Retained 2002 seat)

Aryanagar (271)

SP

Harish Majreta (BJP)

23203

  

4

Ghulam Waris Ali

Nanpara (133)

BSP

Jata Shankar Singh (BJP)

20526

  

5

Ghulam M Khan

Qaisarganj (130)

BSP

Ram Tej Yadav (SP)

18027

  

6

Rizwan Ahmad

(Retained 2002 seat)

Kaanth (08)

BSP

Abhiney Choudhry (RLD)

16128

  

7

M.J. Ansari

(Retained 2002 seat)

Leherpur (62)

SP

Anil Kumar Verma (SP)

15330

1st & 3rd

8

Kazim Ali Khan

(Retained 2002 seat)

Swar Tanda (20)

SP

Shiv Bahadur Saxena (BJP)

14606

1st & 3rd

9

Arif Anwar Hashmi

Sadullanagar (142)

SP

Ram Pratap Singh (BJP)

12097

  

10

Iqbal Mahmood

(Retained 2002 seat)

Sambhal (12)

SP

Rajesh Singhal (BJP)

11660

  

11

Sultan Beg

(Retained 2002 seat)

Kanwar (39)

SP

B.L. Verma (BSP)

11546

  

12

Alauddin Khan

Ghairedi (138)

BSP

S.P. Yadav (SP)

10517

  

13

Nasiruddin

Firozabad (335)

BSP

Azeem Khan (SP)

10194

1st & 2nd

14

Chaudhry Fasiha Basheer

Selampur (189)

SP

Margoob Ahmed Lari (BSP)

9795

1st & 2nd

15

Akbar Husain

Kundarki (15)

BSP

Haji M.Rahman (SP)

9270

1st & 2nd

16

Mohd. Ghazi

Afzalgarh (3)

BSP

Indra Dev Singh (BJP)

8430

  

17

Zamirullah

Aligarh (357)

SP

Sanjeev Raja (BJP)

7853

  

18

Haji Abdul Ansari

(Retained 2002 seat)

Varanasi North (227)

SP

Shiv Nath Yadav (BJP)

7225

1st & 3rd

19

Mukhtar Ansari

(Retained 2002 seat)

Mau (204)

Independent

Vijay Pratap (BSP)

7018

  

20

M. Tabish Khan

Khesraha (159)

BSP

Divakar Vikram Singh (SP)

6989

  

21

Javed Ansari

Jaunpur (238)

SP

Tej Bahadur Maurya (BSP)

6858

  

22

Taufeeq Ahmed

Dumaryganj (154)

BSP

Kamal Yusuf Malik (SP)

6676

1st & 2nd

23

Abdul Kalam

(Retained 2002 seat)

Mehda Bal (160)

SP

Mashoor Alam (BSP)

6653

  

24

Arshad Khan

Puranpur (44)

BSP

V.A. Singh (Congress)

6267

  

25

Abdul Waris Khan

Thana Bhawan (396)

RLD

Anoop Singh (BSP)

5903

  

26

R.A. Usmani

Srinagar (55)

SP

Mayawati (BSP)

5722

  

27

M.M. Siddiqui

(Retained 2002 seat)

Soraon (257)

BSP

M. Ayyub (SP)

5541

  

28

Muslim Khan

Usehat (29)

BSP

Bhagwan Singh

(Janta Dal United)

5442

1st & 2nd

29

Irshad Khan

(Retained 2002 seat)

Sarojini Nagar (89)

BSP

Shyam Kishore Yadav (SP)

5414

  

30

Fareed Mahfooz Qidwai

Masauli (126)

BSP

Rakesh Kumar Verma (Samajwadi Kranti Dal)

5364

  

31

Qadeer Rana

Morna (391)

RLD

Rajpal Singh (BSP)

4982

  

32

Anis Ahmed Khan

(Retained 2002 seat)

Bisalpur (43)

BSP

Ram Sharan Verma (BJP)

4936

  

33

Riyaz Ahmed

Pilibhit (41)

SP

B.K. Gupta (BJP)

4635

  

34

Imran Masood

Muzaffarnagar (403)

Ind.

Jagdeesh Singh Rana (SP)

3683

1st & 3rd

35

Abbas Ali Zaidi

(Retained 2002 seat)

Rudauli (122)

SP

Ashok Kumar Singh (BSP)

3659

  

36

Asif

Shahabad (73)

BSP

Baba Khan (SP)

3536

1st & 2nd

37

Farhat Husain

Hasanpur (10)

BSP

Devendra Nagpal (Independent)

3507

  

38

Shahid Manzoor

(Retained 2002 seat)

Kithore (377)

SP

Virendra Singh (BSP)

3425

  

39

Sibqatullah Ansari

Muhamabad (214)

SP

Alka Rai (BJP)

3386

  

40

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

Agra Cantt. (341)

BSP

Keshav Mehra (BJP)

3375

1st & 3rd

41

M. Aleem Khan

Bulandshehr (368)

BSP

Mahendra Singh Yadav (SP)

3273

  

42

Usmanul Haq

Muradabad Village (18)

SP

Ramveer Singh (BJP)

3160

  

43

Abdul Mannan

(Retained 2002 seat)

Sandila (68)

BSP

Ishrat Rasool (SP)

3052

1st & 2nd

44

M. Jamil Khan

Gonda (145)

BSP

Vinod Kumar (SP)

2642

  

45

Dawood Ahmed

Pihani (72)

BSP

Ashok Bajpai (SP)

2595

1st & 3rd

46

Waqar Ahmed Shah

(Retained 2002 seat)

Bahraich (136)

SP

Vinod Tripathi (BSP)

2534

  

47

Hasratullah

Kasganj (331)

BSP

Netram Singh (BJP)

2372

  

48

Shabbir Ahmed

Charda (134)

SP

Savitra Phoole (BJP)

1682

  

49

Kaukab Hameed

(Retained 2002 seat)

Bhagpat (385)

RLD

Sahab Singh (BSP)

1533

  

50

Sajid Islam Ansari

Bhojipura (38)

BSP

Bahoran Lal Maurya (BJP)

1132

  

51

Saiyada Shadab Fatima

Ghazipur (217)

SP

Uma Shankar (BSP)

1131

  

52

Yaqub Qureshi

Meerut (381)

UPUDF

Laxmi Kant Bajpai (BJP)

1089

  

53

Aqueel-ur-Rahman

(Retained 2002 seat)

Bahjoi (13)

BSP

Bharat Singh (BJP)

1009

  

54

Mehboob Ali

(Retained 2002 seat)

Amroha (9)

SP

Mangal Singh (BJP)

714

  

55

Shahnawaz

Bijnour (06)

BSP

Bhartendra Singh (BJP)

557

1st & 3rd

56

Tahir Husain Siddiqui

Kamalganj (295)

BSP

Mukesh Rajpoot (BJP)

N.A.

1st & 3rd

 

The following is the list of Muslim Runners is ascending order to their defeat margin.

S.N.

Name

Constituency (No.)

Party

Defeated by

(Party)

Defeat Margin 

Muslim Count

1

Aslam Raini

Bhenga (135)

Congress

Daddan Misra (BSP)

91

 

2

Ali Akbar

Mahsi (132)

BSP

Sureshwar Singh (BJP)

441

 

3

M. Muslim

Tiloi (92)

Congress

M.S. Singh (SP)

457

 

4

Lal Ameen Khan

Duriyapur (164)

BSP

Rajendra Singh (SP)

519

 

5

Faqir Siddiqui

Lucknow East (85)

SP

Vijay Sagar Gupta (BJP)

628

 

6

Kamal Yusuf Malik

Dumariyaganj (154)

SP

Taufeeq Ahmad (BSP)

970

 

7

Waseem

Gopalpur (194)

SP

Shyam Narayan (BSP)

1464

 

8

Imran

Phoolpur (198)

BSP

A.K. Yadav (SP)

1502

 

9

Mujahid Khan

Gangirs (355)

BSP

Ram Singh (BJP)

1577

 

10

Mumtaz Ahmed

Shohratganj (156)

BSP

C.R.Singh (Congress)

2192

 

11

M. Javed

Itwa (155)

BSP

M. Prasad Pandey (SP)

2228

 

12

Babban

Mugal Sarai (224)

BSP

Ram Kishan (SP)

2368

 

13

Azeemul Haq

Tanda (117)

SP

Lalji Verma (SP)

2455

 

14

Wahab

Murad Nagar (373)

SP

Ram Pal Tyagi (Independent)

3020

 

15

Ishrat Rasul

Sandila (68)

SP

Abdul Mannan (BSP)

3052

 

16

Babu Khan

Shahbad (73)

SP

Asif (BSP)

3526

 

17

Imtiyaz

Syana (366)

Congress

Sunder Singh (BJP)

4257

 

18

Anwar Mehmood

Utraula (141)

SP

Shyam Lal (BJP)

4792

2nd & 3rd

19

M. Ayub

Soraw (257)

SP

M.M. Siddiqui (BSP)

5541

 

20

M. Aqil

Muradabad West (16)

BSP

Rajiv Channa (BJP)

5589

 

21

Anwar Ali

Dadraul (49)

SP

Avdhesh Kumar (BSP)

5826

 

22

M. Naim

Gauriganj (106)

Congress

Chandra Prakash (BSP)

5988

 

23

Masood Khan

Tulsipur (139)

SP

K.S. Yogi (BJP)

6499

2nd & 3rd

24

Mashoor Ahmed

Mehda Bal (160)

BSP

Abdul Kalam (SP)

6573

 

25

Raeess Ahmed

Pratapur (256)

BSP

J.L. Yadav (SP)

6756

 

26

Malik Masood

Sagri (193)

BSP

S.K. Singh (SP)

7004

 

27

Anjum Rasheed

Baheri (40)

BSP

C.P. Singh (BJP)

7282

2nd & 3rd

28

Ziauddin Rizvi

Sikandarpur (208)

SP

Sri Bhagwan (BSP)

7599

 

29

Arshad Hasan

Kairana (395)

RLD

Hukum Singh (BJP)

8500

 

30

Haji M. Rehman

Kudarki (15)

SP

Akbar Husain (BSP)

9270

 

31

Louiss Khursheed

Qayamganj (297)

Congress

Kuldeep Singh (BSP)

9653

 

32

Marghoob Ahmed

Selampur (189)

BSP

Ch. Fasiha Basheer (SP)

9795

 

33

Faizan Ali

Shahjahanpur (50)

BSP

S.K. Khanna (BJP)

10190

 

34

Azeem Bhai

Firozabad (335)

SP

Nasiruddin (BSP)

10194

 

35

Khalid Azeem

Allahabad West (261)

SP

Pooja Pal (BSP)

10322

 

36

Alam Badi

Nizambad (196)

SP

Angad Yadav (SP)

13398

 

37

Athar Siddiqui

Fatehpur (268)

BSP

R.S. Gupta (BJP)

13494

 

38

Buqqal Nawab

Lucknow West (86)

SP

Lalji Tondon (BJP)

13815

 

39

Meesam Rizvi

Mehoodabad (60)

BSP

Narendra Verma (SP)

13817

2nd & 3rd

40

Qutubdin

Seohara (1)

SP

Yashpal Singh (BSP)

14878

 

41

Shakir Ali

Gauribazar (185)

SP

Pramod Singh (BSP)

18057

 

42

Yaqub Qureshi

Sardhana (379)

???

???

21846

 

43

Mahtab Alam

Kanpur Cantt. (274)

SP

Satish Mahana

26535

 

44

Yaqub Qureshi

Kharkhauda (382)

UPUDF

??

27419

 

45

Asif Ali

Ginaur (25)

BSP

Mulayam Singh Yadav (SP)

31647

 

46

Afroz Ali Khan

Rampur (20)

Congress

M.Azam Khan (SP)

33372

 

47

M. Dilshad

Sarsawan (398)

SP

Dharam Singh Saini (BJP)

36673

 

The following is the list of Muslim who came third in descending order to their votes cast. The data is based on the election results released – 2007.

S.N.

Name

Constituency (No.)

Party

Votes Cast

Muslim Count

1

Yusuf Ali

Swar Tanda (20)

BSP

43857

1st & 3rd

2

Junaid Faridi

Khaikda (384)

SP

43856

  

3

Nahammadullah

Thakurdwara (19)

Congress

39067

  

4

Syed Shahid Husain

Purva (81)

BSP

37326

  

5

Haji Ahsanullah

Muzaffarnagar (403)

BSP

36807

1st & 3rd

6

Mehdi Hasan

Bhyam Deorha (177)

BSP

33196

  

7

Ataur-Rahman

Baheri (40)

SP

32355

  

8

Tarannum Aqeel

Sambhal (12)

BSP

32034

  

9

Naim A. Siddiqui

Nawabganj (127)

Congress

29128

  

10

Husain Ali

Aganta (367)

Congress

28411

  

11

Noman Zahid

Tukipur (139)

BSP

27716

  

12

Aziz Ahmed

Lakshmipur (174)

BSP

25273

  

13

M. Hadi Ali

Sahaswan (26)

JD (U)

25216

  

14

Ayub Ali

Modi Nagar (374)

RLD

24836

  

15

Khalid Pervez

Badaun (28)

BSP

24513

  

16

Moid Ahmed

Sultanpur (109)

Congress

23892

  

17

Faheem Sabir

Bareli Cantt. (35)

SP

23659

  

18

Sheikh Sulieman

Afzalgarh (3)

SP

23522

  

19

Shahid Ali

Bijnour (06)

SP

21826

1st & 3rd

20

Nadira Sultana

Patiyali (328)

Congress

19203

  

21

S. Qasim Hasan

Jehanabad (269)

Congress

19045

  

22

Abdul Rais

Jaisinghnagar (110)

SP

19040

  

23

Samiullah

Utraula (141)

BSP

18978

  

24

Yasir Shah

Nanpara (133)

SP

18438

  

25

M. Basheer

Agra Cantt. (341)

SP

17775

1st & 3rd

26

Rabia Kamal

Varanasi North (227)

Ind.

17652

1st & 3rd

27

Nadeem Abbas

Amroha (9)

RLD

17251

  

28

Usman Khan

Mujhena (144)

Congress

16521

  

29

Mazahir Hasan

Saharanpur (402)

BSP

16147

  

30

Haji Jalees Ahmed

Leharpur (62)

Congress

14695

1st & 3rd

31

Manzoor Ahmed

Lucknow Centre (87)

Congress

14123

  

32

M. Asif

Nathupur (191)

National Loktantrik Party

13554

  

33

Irshad

Siyar (206)

Bharitya Samaj Party

13037

  

34

Ismail

Chaprauli (387)

Congress

10060

  

35

Khalid Ghauri

Pihani (72)

Congress

6712

1st & 3rd

36

Arshad Maulai

Muradabad (17)

Congress

3977

  

37

Jamaluddin Siddiqui

Kamalganj (295)

SP

N.A.

1st & 3rd

 

The following is the list of Muslims who finished fourth in descending order to their votes cast. The data is based on the election results released – 2007.

S.N.

Name

Constituency (No.)

Partys’ Name

Votes Cast

Muslim Count

1

Firoz Aftab

Sarsawan (398)

RLD

25053

2nd & 4th

2

Husain Ahmed

Afzalgarh (3)

Congress

23522

  

3

Choudhry Mushtaq

Muzaffarnagar (392)

RLD

21871

  

4

Javed Iqbal

Padrauna (181)

National Loktantrik Party

20945

  

5

Faizullah

Muradabad Village (18)

BSP

20092

1st, 3rd & 4th

6

M. Saleem

Nawabganj (37)

IMC

18650

  

7

Faqre Ahmed

Badaun (28)

Congress

16526

3rd & 4th

8

Umardeen

Kandala (388)

SP

15313

  

9

Reshma Arif

Bahraich (136)

Samajwadi Kranti Party

14173

1st & 4th

10

A.H. Zaid

Deoband (400)

RLD

14125

  

11

Sardar Khan

Bhojipura (38)

IMC

13673

1st & 4th

12

M. Ishtiyaq

Behta (58)

RLD

12961

  

13

Alimul Haq

Ramkola (179)

Bhartiya Samaj Party

12855

  

14

Aslam

Mubarakpur (202)

Congress

12725

  

15

Mamlook-ur-Rahman

Sambhal (12)

RLD

12112

1st, 3rd & 4th

16

M. Aleem

Masauli (126)

Congress

11926

1st & 4th

17

Obid-ur-Rehman

Utraula (140)

Congress

10706

  

18

S. Ansari

Birwan (59)

Rashtriye Swantantra Party

9027

  

19

Ahmed Khan

Tilhar (47)

Apna Dal

7474

  

20

Faheem Afzal Khan

Nigohi (46)

Congress

7299

  

21

Farooq

Hasanpur (10)

Janta Dal

6942

  

22

Khursheed Anwar

Amroha (9)

Congress

6002

1st, 3rd & 4th

23

Noorul Hasan

Ghaisedi (138)

Congress

5669

1st & 4th

24

M. Zakriya

Rudauli (122)

Independent

5207

  

25

Javed Ali

Thakurdwara (19)

SP

4994

3rd & 4th

26

Masarrat Khan

Rampur (20)

BSP

4506

1st, 2nd & 4th

27

Aftab Ahmed

Machlishehr (243)

Congress

4005

  

28

Shahabuddin

Dikisar (148)

Congress

2822

  

29

Pervez Ali Khan

Dibai (364)

SP

2545

  

30

Zahid Husain

Muradabad (17)

RLD

1937

  

31

Shafi Ahmed

Sandila (68)

Independent

1849

1st, 2nd & 4th

32

Aale Hasan

Dhampur (02)

RLD

1233

  

33

Yusuf Ansari

Mehmoodabad (60)

Congress

N.A.

  

34

S.A. Khan

Birapur (103)

Congress

N.A.

  

35

Fuzail Hashmi

Nawabganj (258)

Congress

N.A

  

 

Muslims who could retain their seats of 2002 are Rizwan Ahmed (8), Mehboob Ali (9), Iqbal Mehmood (12), Aqeel-ur-Rehman (13), Nawab Kazim Ali Khan (20), Muhammad Azam Khan (21), Sultan Beg (39), Riyaz Ahmed (41), Anis Ahmed Khan (43), Abdul Mannan (68), Irshad Khan (89), Abbas Ali Zaidi (122), Waqar Ahmed Shah (136), Abdul Kalam (160), Mukhtar Ansari (204), Haji Abdul Ansari (227), MM Siddiqui (257), Irfan Solaki (271), Shahid Manzur (377) & Kaukab Hameed (385).

The constituencies where Muslims have made first and second position are

1]  Kundarki (15) where Akbar Husain (BSP) won with 50626 votes. Haji Muhammad Rehman (SP) came second with 41356 votes and Chandra Pal Singh (BJP) came third with 24,727 votes.

2] Rampur (21) constituency found Muhammad Azam Khan winning with 61227 votes. Afroz Ali Khan (Congress) came second with 19719 votes and Anil Kumar (BJP) came third with 15260 votes.

3] Sandila (68) saw Abdul Mannan coming first with 56115 votes. Irhrat Rasul with 53063 came second and Surender Dubey came third (BJP) with 7765 votes.

4] Shahbad (73) got Asif (BSP) with 41247 as firs. Babu Khan (SP) came 37721 and Narendra Pal Singh (BJP) came third with 19424.

5] Soraon (257) had MM Siddiqui (BSP) 38280 winning. M. Ayub (SP) 32739 came second and Sonelal Patel (Apnal Dal) got the third position with 24750

6] Firozabad (335) got the winner as Nasiruddin (BSP) with 42700. Azeem Bhai (SP) came second with 32506 with Raghuwar Dayal (BJP) finishing third with 30980.

7] Salempur (189) got the winner as Chaudhry Fasiha Basheer (SP) with 33844 votes. Marghoob Ahmed Lari (BSP) came second with 24785 votes. Vijay came (BJP) came third with 12875 votes.

8] Dumariyaganj (154) found winner as Taufeeq Ahmed (BSP) with 32626 votes. Kamal Yusuf Malik (SP) came second with 31656 votes. Prem Prakash Jippi (BJP) came third with 28836 votes.

On eight seats Muslims came first & second and BJP finished third on seven of them. Apna Dal finished third one seat.

Constituencies where Muslims finished as second and third candidates are:

1] Baheri (40) where Anjum Rasheed (BSP) 44932 came second. Ataur-Rehman (SP) for 32255 and came thrird and Chatrapal Singh (BJP) won with 53194.

2] Mehmoodabad (60) where Meesam Rizvi (BSP) 67988 came second. Yusuf Ansari got 3803 came third and Narendra Singh (SP) won with 81799 votes.

3] Tulsipur (139) where Mashood Khan (SP) 32751 came second. Noman Zahid got 27716 and came third. Kailashendra Nath Yogi (BJP) with 39250 won.

4] Utraula (141) found Anwar Mahmood coming second with  31,501votes. Samiullah BSP got 18978 votes and Shyam Lal (BJP) won with 37835 votes. .

      Three out of four seats where Muslim fared as second and third were won by BJP and one seat was one by SP

The seats where Muslims make first and third position are

1]  Bijnour (06) where Shahnawaz (BSP) got 61588 votes and Shahid Ali (SP) came third 21826 votes. Bhartendra Singh (BJP) stuck second with 61031 votes.

2] Swartanda (20) where Kazim Ali Khan (SP) got 61227 votes, Yusuf Ali came third with 43857. Shiv Bahadur Saxena of BJP came second with 46621 votes.

3] Leharpur (62) where MJ Ansari (BSP) got first position with 57179. Haji Jalees Ahmed (Congress) got third with 14695 votes and Anil Kumar Verma (SP) came second with 44314 votes.

4] Pihani (72) found Dawood Ahmed (BSP) winning with 51184, Khalid Ghauri came third with 6712 Ashok Vajpayee (SP) came second with 48589 votes.

5] Varanasi North (227) Haji Abdul Ansari (SP) got first with 26544, Rabia Kalam came third as Independent with 17652. Shiv Nath Yadav (BJP) came second with 24345.

6] Kamalganj (295) saw Tahir Husain Siddiqui (BSP) coming first, Jamaluddin Siddiqui came third, Mukesh Rajput (BJP) came second Number of votes cast were unavailable.

7] Agra Cantt (341) saw Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (BSP) winning with 30524, Muhammad Basheer (SP) came second with 17775 votes and Keshav Mehra came second (BJP) 27149

8] Muzaffarnagar (403) made Imran Masud (Independent ) to win with 43835, Ahsanullah (BSP) came third with 36807 , Jagdish Singh Rana (SP) came second with 40152 votes

Constituencies where Muslims made first and fourth position are Sandila, (68) Bhojipura, (38) Rampur, (20) Muradabad Village (18), Sambhal (12), Amroha (9), Bahraich (136), Masauli (126), and Ghaisiri. (138) Whereas, constituencies where Muslims made second and fourth are Rampur (20), Sandila (68,) and Saraswan (398). Constituencies where Muslims made third and fourth position are Amroha (9), Sambhal (12), Muradabad Village (18), Thakurdwara (19) & Badaun (28).

The new cabinet of Mayawati has been announced on May 16, 2007. Naseemuddin Siddiqui, the BSP loyalist, is the only Muslim cabinet minister. The rumblings over Muslims being under-represented to Brahmins have also started. The three time Muslim MLAs on BSP ticket have been given the ‘Minister of State’ status, whereas, the newly converted Brahmins are making merry with plum cabinet ministerial posts! Even twice won BSP winners like Ghulam Waris Ali and Irshad Khan have found no mentioning while Brahmin MLAs, like Nakul Dubey and Daddan Mishra, who joined BSP six-months back have been given independent state ministerial portfolios! Anees Ahmed Khan (Independent Charge), Akbar Husain, Abdul Mannan and Sajid Islam Ansari have got the state minister status.

How long will this honeymoon of Brahmin and Dalit go is only time would tell but definitely Satish Chandra Misra-the Brahmin Chanakya of this new chemistry has pocketed the proverbial Deputy Chief Minister’s post and has had his day. He has been attached to CM.

In case, if Mayawati, goes down in the Taj Heritage Corridor case, on corruption charges, then-would the same Brahmin also run the Dalit party? No doubt this culmination in UP is just like as if Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein-the political party of Irish Republican Army-in Ireland- have come together.

But how long will the snake and the mongoose stay in the same grass is for everyone to guess.

The writer is an attorney based in Lucknow High Court. He writes on Muslim socio-politico issues. He can be reached on rizvisha4u@yahoo.com

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