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Haryana returns three Muslim candidates, two less than 2009

By TwoCircles Staff Reporter,

Chandigarh: In the overwhelming saffron surge in the 90-member house, Haryana returned just three Muslim MLAs this election, result for which was announced on Sunday.

Naseem Ahmed (Indian National Lok Dal) beat Independent Mamman Khan to win the Ferozpur Jhirka seat by 3245 votes; at Nuh, Zakir Hussain (INLD) defeated nearest rival Aftab Ahmed of INC by 32796 votes and Rahish Khan, an independent candidate, won the Punahana seat by a margin of just 3141 votes over his nearest rival Mohammed Ilyas of the INLD.

MIM’s Dalit candidates give impressive performance in Maharashtra elections

By Mohd Ismail Khan,,

Mumbai: Since its entry into the Maharashtra politics, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) often spoke about Muslim-Dalit political alliance. Assembly election 2014 – the party did walk the talk, considering the performance of all its Dalit candidates.

The MIM gave tickets to four Dalit candidates, while supported one candidate from the Republican Panthers Party as its official candidate.

Record 13 women get elected to Haryana assembly

Chandigarh: Haryana's legislative history has a new entry - 13 women candidates have been declared elected to the new state assembly Sunday out of the record 116 who had contested.

Out of those elected, eight belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), three to the Congress and one each to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC).

BJP to send Rajnath, Naidu as observers to Maharashtra, Haryana

New Delhi: The BJP Sunday decided to send senior party leaders Rajnath Singh to Maharashtra and Venkaiah Naidu to Haryana to take a decision on the chief ministerial candidates in the two states.

Briefing reporters after the BJP's parliamentary board meeting, party general secretary J.P. Nadda said he and Singh would be visting Maharashtra to select the leadership and form a government.

Asked what was the party's reaction to offer of support from Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Nadda said they are aware of their support but no call has been taken yet.


MIM will now focus on UP, West Bengal: Owaisi

Hyderabad: After its impressive debut in Maharashtra, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president AAsaduddin Owaisi.

The party, which won two seats in Maharashtra in its first attempt to expand its base outside Hyderabad, plans to open its branches and actively participate in elections in other states.

Asaduddin, who is MP from Hyderabad, thanked people of Maharashtra for their support to the party.

Maha Polls: Four sitting Muslim MLAs lose, nine others win in Maha assembly polls

By A. Mirsab,

Mumbai: Four out of 10 sitting Muslim MLAs from Maharashtra lost their seats even as nine other Muslim candidates won at the Maharashtra assembly polls, results for which were declared Sunday.

That effectively means, the new Maharashtra Assembly – which has a total of 288 seats – will have just nine Muslim MLAs as compared to 10 in the earlier house. Muslims comprise 12-14 % of Maharashtra’s total population.

The Kite soars high: With two seats, MIM marks debut in Maha assembly polls

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Winning two seats, the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) made inroads into the dominantly saffron Maharashtra assembly on Sunday.

The Owaisi brothers led party had fielded 24 candidates. Winning 25,314 votes, Yusuf Pathan Warish (Byculla, Mumbai) trounced nearest rival BJP’s Madhukar G Chavan.

BJP gets simple majority in Haryana; Hooda resigns

Chandigarh:The BJP got simple majority on its own in the Haryana assembly Sunday evening.

The party won 46 seats out of the results of the 90-member assembly declared here. It was leading in another seat whose result was yet to be declared.

In a related development, outgoing Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda submitted his resignation to Governor Kaptaan Singh Solanki.

Hooda held a meeting with senior officers of the state government and addressed the media before submitting his resignation.


“Why Muslims do not have good leaders?”, asks MIM's Imtiaz Jalil

By TCN News,

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) candidate former journalist Imtiaz Jalil won the Aurangabad (Central) seat by defeating nearest rival Shiv Sena’s Pradeep Jaiswal by 20,000 votes to mark a debut for the MIM in Maharashtra assembly.

Convent educated, media professional Jalil, known for his powerful oratory and an unblemished record during the past decades of journalism, had written the following letter two months ago to his electorate when he decided to make a career shift from journalism to politics.

Modi wave only in Haryana

By Amulya Ganguli ,

It’s a half-way house for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The party’s hopes of forming governments on its own in both Maharashtra and Haryana have come true only in the northern state where its remarkable performance in the parliamentary polls has been replicated in the assembly elections.

In Maharashtra, however, the BJP is unlikely to be satisfied with only the status of a No. 1 party since it exposes it to the possibilities of Machiavellian compromises with either estranged friends or even outright foes.