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Friday May 13, 2011 11:55:33 PM, ummid.com & Agencies

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New Delhi: The 240-member newly elected Tamil Nadu Assembly which will see 63-year old AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa as the Chief Minister, will have just 5 Muslim MLAs - two short of the number in the last assembly.

 

Among the winners are TMMK chief and active Muslim community leader Prof MH Jawahirullah, who has won the Ramanathapuram assembly seat by defeating Congress candidate and AIADMK leaders Abdul Raheem and A. Mohammed John.

 

Other Muslim candidates who have won the elections inculde T.P.M. Mohideen Khan of DMK and Aslam Basha A of TMMK.

 

In the 2006 elections, seven Muslim candidates had made to the state assembly.

 

The elections for the 240-Tamil Nadu assembly elections were held in April/May this year. AIADMK alliance led by J Jayalalitha has convincingly defeated the DMK alliance by winning 150 seats - a gain of 89 seats as compared to the 2006 elections.

 

Karunanidhi led ruling DMK, which was facing the corruption charges could win just 23 seats. It had 96 seats in the last assembly.
 






 

 

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