Number of Muslim MLAs in Tamil Nadu likely to go down




By Md. Ali, TwoCircles.net

Chennai: Muslims constitute around 7% of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. There are two main political alliances in this battle of ballots led by DMK supremo Karunanidhi and AIDMK Chief Jayalalitha (Amma). When it comes to Muslim parties there are mainly two Muslim political parties in the electoral fray this time around; Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) led by coordinator Prof. M.H. Jawahirullah and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) led by Prof. K.M. Khader Mohideen.

In total only 15 Muslim candidates have been fielded by the main political parties fighting to capture power in the state whereas there are several Muslim independent candidates in the electoral fray. Rightly or wrongly, DMK is seen as an ally of Muslim minority community in the State. Even in the last Assembly it had 5 out of 7 Muslim MLAs. During this election also DMK alliance has fielded “maximum” number of Muslim candidates; 10 out of 15. So its win will be good news for the Muslim candidates. However this calculation will get jeopardized in case of likely anti-incumbency wave across the State. Exit polls have shown doors to the Karunanidhi led DMK alliance and possible entry of Jayalalitha in the new Secretariat.




Prof. Jawahirullah of MMK is contesting from Ramanathapuram.

In case of a possible sweep for Jayalalitha, Amma of South India, this number might get reduced. Any ways the politics of South India is known to be no less volatile than the Amma herself, with the either of the two parties usually sweeping the election results. So if one goes by the pattern of election results in the state its not a good omen for the Muslim community in the state.

MMK is in alliance with AIADMK which has provided just 3 seats for the Jawahirullah led party to fight elections on MMK’s symbols. IUML is also fighting on 3 seats, interestingly on DMK’s symbol (rising son) because IUML is registered but
unrecognized party in Tamil Nadu; while it is recognized in Kerala.

Tauhud Jamaat led by P Zainul Abedin, a breakaway faction from Tamil Nadu Muslim Munetra Kazhagam, (TMMK) has announced to extend its support to DMK.

It’s worth highlighting here that the three candidates of MMK haven’t been pitted against the three candidates of IUML.

There were 7 Mulsim MLAs in the dissolved Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly including 5 from DMK, one from AIADMK and one from the Congress party. But these times around there are just 15 Muslim candidates in the electoral fray with no body
knowing that how many of them will make it to the Assembly.

The following is the list of Muslim candidates of the fronts led by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

1. Abdul Raheem (AIADMK) – Avadi

2. Altaf Hussain (DMK) –Harbour

3. Thameemun Ansari (MMK)-Chepauk

4. Hasan Mohammed Jinnah (DMK)- Thousand Lights

5. Abdul Basith H. (IUML)– Vaniyambadi

6. Aslam Basha A. (MMK) - Ambur

7. M.Mohammad Yusuf (VCK)– Ulundurpet

8. Syed Giyaz Ul Haq (Congress) – Bargur

9. Mohamed Shaik Dawood (IUML)– Nagapattinam

10. S.N.M.Ubayathullah ( DMK ) - Thanjavur

11. S. Syed Ghouse Batcha (DMK) - Madurai Central

12. K. Hasan Ali (Congress)- Ramanathapuram

13. Prof. M.H. Jawahirullah (MMK) – Ramanathapuram

14. Mujibur Rahman, (AIADMK Alliance)- Thiruvadanai.

15. T.P.M. Mohideen Khan (DMK)– Palayamkottai

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For your kind information. you have mentioned only 15 muslim candidates. What about the 7 Muslim Candidates of SDPI? SDPI is facing this election with out any alliance.

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For your kind information. you have mentioned only 15 muslim candidates. What about the 7 Muslim Candidates of SDPI? SDPI is facing this election with out any alliance.

MAY ALL THE 15 MUSLIM CANDIDATES WIN

I WISH AND PRAY THAT, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHICH ALLIANCE SWEEPS THE POLLS, ALL THE FIFTEEN MUSLIM CANDIDATES MAKE IT TO THE NEW ASSEMBLY AND THUS PROVE MD.ALI SAHEB'S CALCULATION WRONG. BUT THEN, WHAT IS THE USE OF ALL THE FIFTEEN MUSLIMS WINNING THE ELECTIONS AND BECOMING MLAS, FOR THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FORM AN UNITED MUSLIM FRONT IN THE ASSEMBLY, THANKS TO THE ANTI-DEFECTION LAW.
MAY THE TIME COME SOON WHEN LEADERS OF MUSLIM POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE STATE FORM AN "UNITED MUSLIM FRONT' BEFORE & AFTER THE ELECTIONS.
S.M.PASHA

MAY ALL THE 15 MUSLIM CANDIDATES WIN

I WISH AND PRAY THAT, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHICH ALLIANCE SWEEPS THE POLLS, ALL THE FIFTEEN MUSLIM CANDIDATES MAKE IT TO THE NEW ASSEMBLY AND THUS PROVE MD.ALI SAHEB'S CALCULATION WRONG. BUT THEN, WHAT IS THE USE OF ALL THE FIFTEEN MUSLIMS WINNING THE ELECTIONS AND BECOMING MLAS, FOR THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FORM AN UNITED MUSLIM FRONT IN THE ASSEMBLY, THANKS TO THE ANTI-DEFECTION LAW.
MAY THE TIME COME SOON WHEN LEADERS OF MUSLIM POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE STATE FORM AN "UNITED MUSLIM FRONT' BEFORE & AFTER THE ELECTIONS.
S.M.PASHA

Correction

Can you kindly correct this: Syed Giyaz(INC) is contesting for Krishnagiri seat and Mujibur Rahman on the fray for Thiruvadanai belongs to DMDK. Also Abdul Basith and Shaik Dawood for Vaniyambadi and Nagapattinam respectively like Altaf Hussain are IUML figures but officially running under DMK symbol which means they have to abide by DMK rules and regulations, no other way out.

CONGRESS SETS UP A MUSLIM AGAINST A MUSLIM IN RAMANATHAPURAM

THAT THE CONGRESS SET UP A MUSLIM CANDIDATE AGAINST A MUSLIM viz., DR. jAWAHIRULLAH, BEARS ALOQUENT TESTIMONY TO THE FACT THAT IT'S PROCLAMATION THAT
IT IS AN ALLY OF THE MUSLIM MINORITY COMMUNITY IS A WHITE LIE.
S.M.PASHA

Muslims Vote for only Muslims

Ramanathapuram has large Muslim voters and since Muslim vote only for Muslims both candidates are Muslims.
In Kerala, Muslim League(IUML) has given 23 of the 24 seats it got from CONGRESS to only Muslims- only one SC seat to Hindu. That is ISLAMIC SECULARISM.

SDPI

SDPI is also contesting for 7 Seats

Vote for the person not for

Vote for the person not for there religion........

PLEASE WATCH CAREFULLY BEFORE PUBLISHING

MARIYAM PITCHAI ( ADMK ) - TRICHY, MOHAMED JAN (ADMK ) RANIPET SO DMK ALLIANCE 10 CANDIDATES, ADMK ALLIANCE 7 CANDIDATES AMONG THE LIST 2 CANDITATES CONTESTING ONE CONSTITUENCY.SO WE HAVE CHANCE TO WIN 16 SEATS.BUT THERE ARE 2 CANDIDATES TO FACE TUFF CHANCES MADURAI (DMK)& HARBER (IUML)INSHA ALLAH WE WILL WIN ALL 16 SEATS

HOPE AND WATCH

HOPE IS A THING WHICH HAS ITS EBBS AND TIDES BUT IR NEVER DIES IN A HUMAN HEART. LET US HOPE FOR THE BEST AND BE PREPARED TO FACE THE WORST.
S.M.PASHA

May all 15 candidates lose, but

May all 15 candidates with Muslim "Names" lose. Instead., i would love it., if 15 Quality High Schools are set up for/by Muslims. @ Rs. 30 crore per school it entails an expense of 15x30= Rs. 450 crores. THAT would change the destiny(ies) of Muslims in Tamilnadu., who form 7% of the population. Thanks to Karunanidhi., who has given a 3.5% Reservation for Muslims., but its on paper. We have to see if it is implemented on the ground. For instances, while disbursing the seats for Medical (TANCEE). Is it effectively implemented ? or is it a bogus call. Then disbursement of scholarships for meritorius students., distribution of land-sites (pattas) for the homeless. Is the Reservation applied on the ground ? Or is it rosy talk on paper., and discrimination on the ground ?

On another note : Anna Hazare is doing the right thing by sitting in for a Hunger Strike unto Death in Delhi against corruption in officialdom. It is time to die for this cause. I would love it., if 4 Muslims sit in front of 4 schools in Chennai that do NOT admit Muslim wards into their schools., and fast unto death. Every Chennai-ite knows the names of these schools, and they are : DAV-Gopalapuram., Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (3 campuses)., National Public School Gopalapuram., Vidya Mandir Royapettah High Road., Bala Vidya Mandir Adyar., P.S. Sr. Secondary School. etc. One man must die at the gate of these schools. Let 5-6 people die for this worthy cause. Only Death., and Bringing People on the Street (People's Power... as Gandhiji said in Nagpur 1926) will bring in the change. They will not open the gates of these schools for Muslim kids (for the past 20 yrs., not 1 single kid has been admitted. There is a column of CASTE in the School Application form., which is against the Constitution of India. Infact its a "crime" under IPC !).

Follow Anna Hazare., organise Dharnas against these A. Rajas of education., and sit for fast-unto-death at these schools. Only deaths will bring in the change. Remember Potti Sri Ramulu died., but he was successful in forming Andhra Pradesh.

Jaya Ho.

STRAYED AND SEDATED !

Not long ago when TMMK was a social organization, in the late 90's, it was serving the purpose of it's existence. Now that it has an off-shoot called MMK which has turned out to be a regular political party, the greed and desperation which came along with that has definitely made a dent on the confidence people had on their leaders at the begining.

The shortsighted approach and impotent policies of this party is keeping majority of the muslims away from this party. Leaders in this party have become more selfish and materialistic that they are drowning into the deep gutter of the dark politics. Mincing and manipulating the words which were spoken by them against their current alliance leader(Ms. Jayalalitha) when they were in the opposite platform and spilling the worst of their venom against their current opposition leader (Mr. M.Karunanidhi) has shown the Muslims in Tamilnadu, the true colour and intention of TMMK/MMK and it's leaders.

Their decision to choose AIADMK has nothing to do with the interest of Muslims in Tamilnadu and surely it is in contrary to that. With the AIADMK's Manifesto which promises NO BENEFIT for Muslims and for that matter, a mere mention of the name MUSLIM is not to be seen in the ADMK's manifesto whereas DMK has all the good promises from striving for more reservations for muslims in the state to lot of other benefits mentioned in their Manifesto. Its a shame that an organization which came as an alternative to IUML has become worse than them and it is about time they have to rethink their policies or they will end up with ONLY LEADERS and NO ONE TO BE LEAD.

Who said TMMK/MMK has not fielded it's candidates against another Muslim? It is Congress party's Mr. Hasan Ali's constituency where Mr. Jawahirulla is fighting. Sorry to say that MMK has become hipocritic and is doomed to loose the confidence of Muslims as well as Non-Muslims.

Muslims in particular have woken up long before in Tamil Nadu and cheap politics will not work anymore as Mr. Jawahirulla himself has rightly said that it is an old perfume in a new bottle. So to say where is the alternative for MUSLIM LEAGUE in Tamil Nadu?

Shall we say TMMK/MMK has strayed away from it's once good ideology and sedated with the pleasure and material called POWER AND MONEY?

DMK is silence killed to Muslim umma.

It is understood that how Muslim umma is cheataing by DMK by sweet words. What about Sarkariya recommendation (10% reservation )? Have DMK demanded or fighted with Centre. Only 5 muslim candidates are available in DMK? DMK can give 10 seats to VCK, but very long political paprty IUML can get 1 seat (now 3 - because of MMK position) with condition DMK symbol. Please awake Muslim umma from Dark and insha aallah it will not continue in future.