MIM retains all its seats, fell short from achieving mile stones

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,

Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Itehaudl Muslimeen has failed to make any significant gains in the elections but made an impressive performance by retaining all its seats and scoring good number of votes over new territories.

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Party contested from 4 Lok Sabha and 21 assembly seats in Telangana, similarly one Lok Sabha and 13 assembly seats in SeemaAndhra region.

Asaduddin Owaisi (right)

Majlis president Asaduddin Owaisi retained Hyderabad parliament seat getting 5,13,868 votes, his closest rival Bhagvanth Rao of BJP got 3,11,414 votes, thus getting defeated by over 2 lakh vote margin.

In Secunderabad parliament seat MIM candidate Mohan Rao got 1,45,120 votes finishing third even ahead of TRS candidate, From Malkajgiri parliament Divakar Dharikonta got 17,587 votes finishing 6th, from Bhongir Mr. Mothilal got only 2,600 votes.

MIM retained all its sitting assembly seats, all located in Hyderabad city. They are Charminar, Chandrayangutta, Bahadurpura, Yakutpura, Malakpet, Karwan in Hyderabad parliament and in neighbouring Secunderabad parliament the Nampally seat.

Sitting MLA Mohd Moazam Khan has certainly made a jaw dropping performance by pulling nearly 1,06,874 votes, his nearest rival Abdul Rehman of TDP got just 11,829 votes, thus MIM won the seat with a margin of over 90,000 votes. Kishanbagh area which witnessed bloody riots two days back comes under this assembly segment.

In Yakutpura even after perceived anti-incumbency against sitting MLA Mumtaz Ahmed Khan who is representing it for past 20 years MIM had a smooth sail winning the seat with over 33,000 votes margin. Mumtaz Ahmed Khan got 66,843 votes, runner-up Roop Raj of BJP got 32420 votes, while Majeedullah Khan Farhat of MBT who was pulling huge crowd in his public meetings and was widely believed to be giving tough fight to MIM ended up getting third spot with just 28,793 votes.

In Nampally anti-Modi votes of Muslims has definitely worked in MIM favour where its candidate and former deputy Mayor Jaffer Hussain Meharj defeated local powerful leader Feroz Khan who was fighting on TDP ticket in alliance with BJP. MIM which was facing anti-incumbency had to change its sitting MLA Virasat Rasool Khan with Mr. Mehraj. MIM candidate won the seat getting 63,234 votes, Feroz Khan finished second getting 46,240 votes.

From Charminar party general secretary Ahmed Pasha Quadri won getting 62,941 votes, his closest rival M.A. Basith of TDP finished second getting 26,326 votes.

From Karwan and Malakpet seat MIM was in direct contest with BJP. Its new face from Karwan Kauser Mohiuddin thwarted BJP’s veteran Badam Bal Reddy with a margin of over 37,000 votes. It was in a neck to neck fight but in the end MIM emerged victorious with flying colours, Mr. Kauser received whopping 86,391 votes while BJP got 48,641 votes.

In Malakpet MIM sitting MLA Ahmed Bin Abullah Ballala won scoring 58,952 votes against Venkat Reddy of BJP who got 35,676 votes.

Party’s star campaigner and assembly floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi won his
Chandrayangutta seat fourth consecutive time getting 80,393 votes. His closest rival MBT president Khayam Khan got just 21,119 votes.

It was widely expected that MIM this time will increase its tally, party in a determine fight stopped a step close from achieving milestones From Jubliee Hills, Rajendernagar and Nizamabad Urban.

In Rajendernagar MIM candidate and a state bar council member Zakir Hussain Javed scored a good 49,053 votes, but finished third losing to TDP with margin of 28,000 votes.

MIM candidate Naveen Yadav finished second in Jubliee hills getting 41,657 votes, scoring nearly 10,000 votes higher than sitting congress MLA Vishnuvardhan Reddy, but losing to TDP’s Gopinath with just 9,000 votes. If Naveen Yadav would have won, MIM was to get his first non-Muslim MLA.

In Nizamabad Urban party faced the same hard luck where its candidate Majaz Ali finished runner up getting 31,840 votes while Ganesh of TRS bagged the seat getting 42,148 votes. Had MIM won Nizamabad Urban, party would have registered its first assembly election victory outside of Hyderabad.

In Amberpet MIM candidate Nalakanti Sharath finished third getting 17,536 votes while Congress candidate and senior leader Hanumanth Rao finished fourth. TRS Sudhakar Reddy got 18,832 votes to get second spot, BJP state president Kishan reddy won the seat with almost 63,000 vote’s margin.

In Secunderabad assembly segment its candidate James Selvester got 12,721 votes getting 4th position just 1,000 votes behind sitting Congress MLA Jayasudha who lost the seat getting third spot. Sudhakar Dharanikota got 3,305 votes finishing sixth from Malkajiri assembly seat, which has dominant Andhra settler population.

Qasim Shaheen from Musheerabad got 5,659 votes getting fourth position, Nazeer Khan in Srillingampally got 11,099 votes getting 5thposition. Syed Rahmath from Patancheru got 4000 votes getting 6th position; Mohd Ghousemohiuddin from Qutubullapur got 14,913 votes getting 5th spot. From Uppal Ayub Khan got 3,713 votes getting sixth position.

In Seema Andhra party could not gain much, from Nandyal the only parliament seat MIM contested its candidate P.V.N Reddy got just 4,738 votes while TDP candidate NMD Farooq is runner up with 4,45,418 votes.

Except Khader Basha from Rayachoti who got 2,775 votes no other MIM candidate from 12 other assembly segments in Seema Andhra could cross a thousand vote mark.

There is a sense of jubilation in MIM cadre and leadership in Hyderabad for retaining back their sitting seats with thumping majority and making mark on several other segments, but celebrations and garlanding as was the norm in MIM victories was absent due to the strict order of Asaduddin Owaisi curbing celebrations in a sign of condolence for the Muslims killed in communal riots in city just two days back.