New Delhi: Making tough for the Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded 18 Muslims in the upcoming Municiple Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections scheduled to be held on April 23. All 18 Muslims candidates filed their nominations on Monday along with other party nominees.
According to the final list released by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on the last day to file nominations, Majhabi Shahid Usmani will contest the elections from Jahangirpur Ward No. 21, Fareeda Khan will contest from Sangam Vihar B Ward No. 78, Mehmood will contest from Zakir Nagar Ward No. 100, Wajid Khan will contest from Abdul Fazal Enclave Ward No. 102,
Haji Shahnawaz wil contest from Ghondli Ward No. 23, Riazuddin will contest from Shastri Park Ward No. 25, Abdul Rahman will fight the election from Chauhan Banger Ward No. 41, Sajid Khan will contest from Kardampuri Ward No. 49, Haji Tahir Hussain from Nehru Vihar Ward No. 59 all North Delhi MCD Wards.
The AAP has also fielded Shaista from Shriram Colony Ward No. 64, Mohammad Sadiq from Ballimaran Ward No. 90-N, Aasma Masood from Seelampur Ward No. 42-E, Shakeela Begum from Mustafabad Ward No. 58-E, Aabid Ansari from Jaitpur Ward No. 98-S,
Juhi Khan from Sarita Vihar Ward No. 101-S, Aaquil Nannu from Delhi Gate Ward No. 088, Shahil Quraishi from Quraish Nagar Ward No. 089 and Samreen Begum Akki from Chandni Chowk Ward No. 085-N.
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded a total of 06 Muslims in Delhi MCD elections.
Contesting the elections for the first time, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is contesting on 10 seats in Delhi. But, the party has fielded candidates from all castes and religion.
There are a total of 272 wards in the three Delhi Municipal Corporations, 104 each in South and North Delhi municipal corporations and 64 in the East Delhi municipal corporation.
The local elections on all 272 will be held on April 23 whereas counting of votes will be done on April 26.