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19 MUSLIMS WIN ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN BIHAR

Bihar Elections

In the recent Assembly elections in Bihar, the Muslim representation in the Legislative House has increased substantially. Their tally has increased from 14 in last assembly to 19 in the new House. This time Muslims have got elected from all major parties. Interestingly, out of four victorious Congress candidates three are Muslims. Two women from the community too are among the winners.
Like its total victory, Muslims too have bigger share in the JDU with seven candidates winning from the party. The RJD got six Muslims elected while LJP two. The percentage of Muslim representation in the state has gone up by two per cent. Now it is around 8 per cent. It should also be noted that Muslim candidates were in second position in more than 30 seats across the state.
 
List of the New Muslim MLAs
1. Dr. Izhar Ahmad (JDU) – Gora Bauram
2. Sharfuddin (JDU) – Sheohar
3. Sarfraz Alam (JDU) – Jokihat
4. Parveen Amanullah (JDU) – Sahebpur Kamal
5. Dr. Daud Ali (JDU) – Dumraon
6. Razia Khatoon (JDU) – Kalyanpur
7. Shahid Ali Khan (JDU) Sursand
8. Saba Zafar (BJP) – Amour
9. Md. Afaque Alam (Cong) – Kasba
10. Dr Mohammad Jawaid (Cong) – Kishanganj
11. Mohammad Tousif Alam (Cong) – Bahadurganj
12. Abdul Bari Siddiqui (RJD) – Alinagar
13. Dr Abdul Gafoor (RJD) – Mahishi
14. Akhtarul Islam Sahin (RJD) – Samastipur
15. Javed Iqbal Ansari (RJD) – Banka
16. Dr. Faiyaj Ahmad (RJD) – Bisfi
17. Akhatarul Iman (RJD) – Kochadhaman
18. Zakir Hussain Khan (LJP) – Araria
19. Naushad Alam (LJP) – Thakurganj


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