New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s political platform Welfare Party of India that had put up a candidate in association with several small Muslim political organizations has failed to make a mark in Abul Fazal Enclave. The locality has a largely Muslim population and Jamaat-e-Islami has its sprawling headquarters based in the heart of the constituency.
Jamaat runs at least two schools in the area including Scholar School, Milli Model School and JIH’s Welfare Foundation runs the biggest hospital in the constituency, Al Shifa Hospital.
Jamaat and its cadres had decided to directly support Welfare Party’s candidate Moonis, a middle aged social worker, known for his clean image in the area. But as Moonis is nowhere in the picture and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Wajid is winning from the constituency, Jamaat people must be wondering as to what went wrong.
Jamaat, despite having its headquarters in the area is not well-known in the constituency and Welfare Party apparently has no presence at the grassroots level in the area. This notwithstanding the fact that the party with a difference has its headquarters in the constituency, in close proximity to JIH’s headquarters.
Meanwhile the BJP has once again won the MCD election, third time in a row. It should be kept in mind that at 9:30 a.m. the BJP had already touched the halfway mark, leading in 56 of 94 wards for which leads were in for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) North. A party needs 52 to win the 104-ward municipality. When it comes to South Delhi, where the BJP had fallen short of a majority last time, the party was already ahead in 66 of 100 wards for which leads were in. The MCD South too has 104 wards and a party needs 52 to win. As far as East Delhi corporation is concerned, , the BJP led in 41 of 59 wards for which leads were in. The MCD East is the smallest with 64 wards, and a party wins with 32.