Only Two Muslim MLAs in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: The Muslim representation in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly came down drastically from five to two members in the just concluded elections. Mohammad Javid Pirjada and Ghayasuddin Shaikh were the only ones who could retain their seats from Wankaner and Jamalpur in Ahmedabad. Both were among the eight Muslims who were given ticket by the Indian National Congress. The BJP had not fielded any Muslims.

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