More on Ummid: International l National Regional l Politics Business Religion l History l Culture l Education

 

 

45th time unlucky, Jabbar to sit in Class 10 board exams again

Pune blast probe: ATS fails to arrest 'prime suspect' Samad

Readers recall native language while learning second language

Trinamool Congress sweeps Kolkata Civic Elections

Taslima in Delhi, approaches Govt. for visa extension

India condemns Israeli raid on ship, calls for dialogue

 

Attack on Freedom Flotilla: Come on Obama, earn your Noble!: When President Barrack Obama ..... Read Full

Israel shows no remorse, says will halt fresh bid to bring aid to Gaza

Muslims in India donít vote effectively, so are the Muslims in United States: One of the many reasons behind the sufferings ..... Read Full

Country of Immigrants, United States is a WORLD in itself

World not a paradise like Washington: Courtesy, US Foreign Policy

   

Maharashtra ignores Gafoor, appoints his junior as DGP: Till yesterday Hasan Gafoor was being hinted by none other than state Chief Minister Ashok..... Read Full

Gujarat HC upholds death sentence in Akashardham attack case: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday upheld the POTA court verdict awarding death sentence .... Read Full

Fed up of militancy: Majority of Kashmiris respond in a survey: Against the prevalent propaganda by the communal forces in  ..... Read Full

'AMU National Centres aimed at providing dignified existence to minorities': Unfolding an elaborate action plan, Aligarh Muslim University   .... Read Full

   

 

PM urged to drop P Chidambaram from cabinet : The president of the Indian National League, Mohammed Sualiman, blamed ..... Read Full

Istanbul: A city with skyline specked with minarates and domes: Their impressive minarets and domes dominate the .... Read Full

Majority of Kashmiris against joining Pakistan: Only 2% of residents of Kashmir want to join Pakistan while less than half of them favor independence .... Read Full

Gaza facing a humanitarian disaster: UN expert: Gaza is facing a humanitarian disaster, the spokesman for UN Relief and Works Agency .... Read Full

Demand for Muslim graveyard in Margao remains buried in files: Decade-long demand for an appropriate burial ground in Margao by the Muslim community remains .... Read Full

Sibal, Khurshid differ over minority status to Jamia Milia Islamia: The Ministries of minority affairs and HRD are at loggerheads over .... Read Full

   

Muslim dominated Malda, Murshidabad send only 31 candidates

Wednesday, June 02, 2010 09:05:21 PM, TCN News

Kolkata Civic Elections: Trinamool Congress towards a clear majority: The Trinamool Congress was leading over the ruling Left Front in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Wednesday as authorities counted votes polled in Sunday's civic elections. ..... Read Full

Patna: In yet another disappointing results Muslim dominated Malda and Murshidabad districts in West Bengal could elect only 31 Muslims together in 146 wards that went to poll on May 30.

 

The results of 81 municipalities of West Bengal were announced today. Trinamool Congress has won 33 municipalities while the Left Front 18. Congress could get only 7.

Out of 81 municipalities in the state, 9 are in the two Muslim-concentrated districts Ė 2 in Malda and 7 in Murshidabad. Barring Burhampur in Murshidabad elections were held in all 8 municipalities. The results are not very good as far as performance of Muslim candidates is concerned. Only two Muslims won in Malda while 29 could win in Murshidabad.

Malda has 2 municipalities: English Bazar (25 wards) and Old Malda (18 wards). No Muslim candidate could win any ward in English Bazar while only two won in Old Malda. Manira Khatoon of Congress won Ward No 6 while Rumi of RSP won Ward No. 10.

Murshidabad has 7 municipalities but elections were held in 6 with 103 wards together. In total 29 Muslims could win in Murshidabad. No Muslim could win any ward in Jiaganj-Azimganj municipality.

The low performance of Muslim candidates in civic polls in Murshidabad can be attributed mainly to low number of community candidates field by political parties. For 103 wards in Murshibad, CPI-M led Left Front had fielded 86 candidates. There were only 25 Muslims among them. That means Muslim representation was just 21.5%. Congress had fielded 103 candidates, but Muslims were only 27, that is 27.8%. Besides, Trinamool Congress nominated 95 candidates, but Muslims were only 26, that is 24.6%. While Muslim population in Murshidabad is nearby 70%, but Muslim representation in the local body elections was around 28%.

Now see the results. Of 25 Muslim candidates fielded by CPM in Murshidabad, 12 have won, that is about 50%. Similarly, of 27 Muslim candidates of Congress, 15 have won, that is more than 50%. It is interesting that none of 26 Muslim candidates fielded by Trinamool Congress has won. Congress and Trinamool fought this civic election separately. While Congress has won and Trinamool lost at least in this Muslim dominated district, maybe a signal that the community wants the two parties to get united to take on ruling Left Front.

 

 

 

  Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

  Comment on this article

Name:

E-mail Address:

Write here...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Ummid.com: Home | Contact Us | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | About Us | Feedback

Ummid Business: Advertise with us | Careers | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and condition mentioned.