Mumbai: Despite decimation of the Congress party and secular forces in the BMC election 2017, many Muslims are celebrating as more Muslims have been elected to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation 2017 than the last election held in 2012.
This year, the list of Muslims winning the BMC polls 2017 has gone up to 32. This was only 23 in the last election.
Highest number of Muslims have been elected on Congress ticket. This is despite the fact that the party got decimated. It could win only 31 seats and emerge as a distant third. Seven Muslim candidates won on NCP symbol. It must be noted here that NCP won only nine seats in the BMC and out of nine, 7 came from the Muslim community. 6 Muslim candidates from the Samajwadi Party registered victory. Its number remains unchanged compared to the last election.
Amazingly two Muslim candidates won on Shiv Sena tickets as well. The unrelenting and high pitched Owaisi brother’s campaign got almost similar success in Mumbai corporation election. Compared to Shiv Sena’s 3, the AIMIM won three seats.
List of Muslims winning in BMC election 2017 on Congress, SP, NCP, AIMIM, Shiv Sena
Ward Party Candidate
34 Congress Qumarjahan Mohd. Moeen Siddiqui
48 Congress Salma Amekar
62 Independent Changez Multani
64 Shiv Sena Shaheda Harron Rashid Khan
66 Congress Maher Mohsin Haider
78 NCP Sophia Nazia Bano Abdul J
92 AIMIM Gulnaz Salim Qureshi
96 Shiv Sena Mohmmad Halim M.Shamim Khan
101 Congress Asif Ahmad Zakaria
102 Independent Mumtaz Khan
124 NCP Jyoti Khan
134 SP Saira Khan
136 SP Ruksana Siddiqui
137 Samajwadi Party Ayesh Shaikh
138 Samajwadi Party Ayesha Khan
140 NCP Nadiya Mohsin Sheikh
145 AIMIM Shahnawaz Sheikh
147 SP Ayesha Rafique Sheikh
162 Congress Wajid Kureshi
165 Congress Ashraf Azmi
167 NCP Saeeda Khan
168 NCP Saeeda Arif Khan
170 NCP Abdulrashid Kaptan Malik
179 Congress Mufti Niyaz Vanu
182 Congress Babbu Khan
184 Congres Shri Babbu Khan
188 NCP Reshma Bano Khan
211 SP Rais Kasam Shaikh
213 Congress Javed Juneja
223 AIMIM Waqarunnisa Ansari
224 Congress Afreen Javed Shaikh
Total number of Muslims elected to the BMC 2017 is 32.