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Only 25 Muslim MLAs in New UP Assembly – Uttarakhand has two Muslim MLAs

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By a Staff Writer Lucknow: The intense polarization of votes along communal lines has led to representation of Muslims in 403-member UP Assembly dipping to 26, an all-time low. Of these, 18 are from Samajwadi Party, six belong to Bahujan Samaj Party and two from the Congress Party. A large number of Muslim candidates fielded […]

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UP Assembly Election Analysis – Muslims Stand Totally Marginalised

UP Assembly Election Analysis – Muslims Stand Totally Marginalised

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lucknow: It is now apparent that the BJP scored a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh. Whether Muslims would vote tactically or not, was not the BJP’s concern. It steamrolled through the canvassing by polarizing the voters on religious lines, and the Muslims had no inkling of the strategy prior to the elections. Analysis of the […]

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UP Assembly Elections – Owaisi Divides Muslim Votes

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi has proved himself to be the pastmaster in dividing Muslim votes, as he was suspected to have done in Maharashtra Assembly last year and Mumbai Municipal Corporation elections earlier this year. His role in dividing the Muslim votes in Uttar Pradesh in the recently-concluded Assembly election has been […]

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UP Assembly Elections – Alliance Signals Consolidation

UP Assembly Elections – Alliance Signals Consolidation

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The factional warfare in the Samajwadi Party has ended the era of backseat driving by Mulayam Singh Yadav. By Akhilesh Tripathi Special to Islamic Voice The battle lines have become clear in Uttar Pradesh. The major contenders for power will be the Samajwadi-Congress alliance against the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), with Bahujan Samaj Party also […]

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Note-ban Works Adversely for the BJP

Note-ban Works Adversely for the BJP

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Akhilesh Tripathi Special to Islamic Voice   Mobilising votes in Uttar Pradesh is an uphill task for any party. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has formidable odds stacked against him. But his major advantage is that the resentment against Union Government’s ‘Note Bandi’ (demonetization) is currently working against the BJP. Note-bandi has adversely affected the farmers, weavers, […]

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UP Assembly Elections – A Manifesto for Muslims

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Uttar Pradesh has the largest chunk of Muslim population in India. The community should press parties to include plans for their betterment in their manifesto for the 2017 elections. By Syed Zafar Mahmood It is ten years since Sachar Committee presented its Report on the socio-economic and educational status of Muslims in India. It was […]

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Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh – Unifying Muslim Choices

Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh – Unifying Muslim Choices

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nearly a fourth of the 403 Assembly seats could be considered low-hanging fruits for Muslim electorate only if they could devise ways to unify choices for candidates. By Syed Zafar Mahmood Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly has 403 seats. Muslims constitute 35 to 78% in 68 Assembly segments. Of these 8 seats are reserved for the […]

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Uttar Pradesh Elections – Time to Test Alliance Chemistry

Uttar Pradesh Elections – Time to Test Alliance Chemistry

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Muslims and Dalits need an alternative alliance to tap their anti-incumbency votes. An alliance between Congress and BSP can possibly do this. By An Analyst India’s most populous State, Uttar Pradesh, is heading for Assembly elections early next year. Having cornered 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats, the BJP would be trying its utmost […]

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Muslim Representation in New Assemblies

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the just concluded elections for Assemblies in four major states and a Union Territory, a total of 125 Muslim representatives could get elected among the total 824 members. Given the fact that three of the four states had Muslim population ranging between 25 and 36 per cent, the representation in those states comes to […]

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Assembly Elections 2016 – No Cakewalk for Trinamool

Assembly Elections 2016 – No Cakewalk for Trinamool

| May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Congress-Marxist Mahajod giving restless nights to Didi By A Staff Writer The West Bengal election scene has suddenly captured everyone’s imagination. It’s no longer a cakewalk for the Mamata Banerjee’s (Didi) Trinamool Congress Party (TMC). She has been rattled by her two implacable foes—the Congress Party and the Communist Party of India (Marxist)—coming together to […]

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