Only 22 Muslims in 16th Lok Sabha

The largest number of Muslim MPs come from West Bengal with four from Trinamool Congress and two each from Congress and CPI.

Written by ZEESHAN SHAIKH | Mumbai | Published:May 17, 2014 4:16 am

Muslim representation in the 16th Lok Sabha has hit an all-time low at 22. This is the worst in the history of Indian Parliament with the previous low being in 1957 when there were only 23 Muslim MPs.

While Muslims constitute 10.5 per cent of the population, its percentage representation in the new Lok Sabha will be 4.2 per cent. In 1957, it was marginally high at 4.6 per cent. The highest representation was in 1980 when 49 Muslims were elected to Parliament.

The largest number of Muslim MPs come from West Bengal with four from Trinamool Congress and two each from Congress and CPI.

The second highest number is from Bihar with RJD, NCP, Lok Jan Shakti Party and Congress sending one MP each. In Assam two Muslim MPs, both from All India United Democratic Front, have won. Kashmir has elected three Muslim MPs while Kerala elected three. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have elected one Muslim MP each while there is none from Uttar Pradesh.

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    Dr.mohd.hafizuddin ahmed
    Dec 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm
    Modi should focus on the quality free education in the poor and low middle areas of India instead of mental torture to 70-80percent of Indians who don't have much money.He should order intelligence team to search the big business persons , mlas/mps run agencies.He should develop quality judgement system like Saudis.
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    Dr.mohd.hafizuddin ahmed
    Dec 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm
    Our all the small and middle ownership companies/service centres ouvht to merge at earliest under the supervision of state/central governments and form only some big bed concerns what can challenge the big foreign corporate houses and increase the income tax .Moreover our NRI professors must come back and open Harvard/Oxford like universities so that our elite students can obtain worldranking ideas hera .Muslim majority districts of India must get quality IIT/ITI/CA/MBBS/MBALAW traing centres.Then we can see a dream of Superpower India.
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    Mohamed Maraikayar
    Jul 2, 2014 at 8:47 am
    Official census on 2001 - Muslims potions is 13.4%..You haven mentioned as 10.4%?
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