Explained: How many supporters did the parties gather regarding Muslims? Congress fielded only 16 Muslims while SP fielded 4 Muslims.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
5 Min Read

New Delhi: The issue of Hindu-Muslim is resonating during the campaign for Lok Sabha elections 2024. Some are talking about giving reservation to Muslims while some are even calling them infiltrators. While BJP seems to be distancing itself from Muslims, Congress and SP are also not lagging behind in calling themselves the leaders of Muslims. But, the reality is far away from all this. No party is much concerned about Muslims. This can be gauged from the fact that from Parliament to Legislative Assemblies, the representation of Muslims with a population of around 20 crores is very less. Even though the population of Muslims has increased, their representation in Parliament and Assemblies has decreased. Let us understand why political parties maintain distance from Muslims and which party gave how many tickets to Muslims.Congress had fielded 16 candidates while SP had fielded only 4 Muslim candidates.
This time Congress has fielded only 16 Muslim candidates in the elections. Whereas, SP has fielded only 4 Muslim candidates. India Alliance has fielded a total of 34 Muslim candidates in the elections. At the same time, RJD has fielded Muslim candidates on only 2 seats. In Maharashtra and Gujarat, Congress did not give ticket to even a single Muslim candidate. Whereas in the last elections it has been fielding candidates on at least 1-2 seats.

WhatsApp Group Join Now
Telegram Group Join Now

This time BJP has given ticket to only 1
In the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP had given Lok Sabha tickets to only 13 Muslims. Not a single one of them achieved victory. Abdul Salam is the only Muslim candidate of BJP from Malappuram seat in Kerala in the 2024 elections. If he wins, he will be the first Muslim BJP candidate to reach the Lok Sabha after 2014. This time BJP has fielded 430 candidates. This time the NDA alliance has fielded a total of 4 Muslim candidates.

Explained: To create division, the British had banned the recruitment of Muslims in the army, now neither caste nor reservation, nationalism is paramount.
Why do parties shy away from fielding Muslim candidates?
Professor Rajeev Ranjan Giri at Delhi University says that the reason for fielding less Muslim candidates in any election is the appeasement policy of the parties. Even though BJP maintains distance from Muslims, parties like Congress-SP also seem to be only pretending to be affectionate towards Muslims. Actually, any party gives tickets only to those who have more chances of winning. In this, factors like caste equations, religious equations, population, popularity and work performance compared to others are taken into consideration.

specialist in muslim representation

There was no representation in Parliament even according to population.
In the 1980s, the total population of Muslims used to be 11 percent. At that time the representation of Muslims in Parliament was 9 percent. Today the population of Muslims has reached 14 percent, but their representation in Parliament is less than 5 percent. In 2019, the representation of Muslims in the Lok Sabha was 4.97 percent. Earlier in 2014 this figure was 4.23 percent.

Muslim representation in parliament

Situation is not good in state assemblies
More than 4,000 assembly members are elected to the legislative assemblies of 28 states of the country. But here also the representation of Muslims is nominal. At present only 6 percent are Muslims in these legislatures. Even in UP, the country's most populous state, there are about 16 percent Muslims, but there too there are only 7 percent Muslims in the assembly.

Muslim representation in parliament

In 2014, 1 BJP MP was Muslim, in 2019 not even one
Modi government came to power for the first time in 2014. At that time, 30 Muslims had reached the country's Parliament after winning the elections. Of these, only 1 MP was from BJP. At the same time, in the 2019 elections, there were 27 Muslim MPs in the 543-member Parliament. Not a single MP among them was from BJP.

Muslim representation in parliament

Sachar Committee had given the reason, there has been no improvement till dateIn 2006, the Sachar Committee constituted by the government had reported that the condition of Muslims in the country is worse than that of Dalits and tribals. Muslims still lag far behind in terms of literacy, earnings and access to higher education. The committee advocated political representation of Muslims. But, even after 18 years, no concrete policy could be made regarding Muslims.

PressNews24 provides latest news, bollywood news, breaking news hollywood, top tech news, business standard news, indian economy news, world economy news, travel news, mumbai news, latest news mumbai loksabha election 2024, video viral news, delhi news, Only at PressNews24.in

Leave a comment