Yakutpura: No opposition to AIMIM

Yakutpura: No opposition to AIMIM
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Yakutpura: No opposition to AIMIM. Yakutpura constituency in the Old City is another fortress of AIMIM. The segments under this constituency are Talab Chanchalam, Dabeerpura, Rein Bazaar, Santosh Nagar, Kurmaguda and IS Sadan. There are 2,51,359 voters with 1,31,147 men, 1,20, 207 women, and 8 from the others.

Yakutpura constituency in the Old City is another fortress of AIMIM. The segments under this constituency are Talab Chanchalam, Dabeerpura, Rein Bazaar, Santosh Nagar, Kurmaguda and IS Sadan. There are 2,51,359 voters with 1,31,147 men, 1,20, 207 women, and 8 from the others. Bhagmati Tomb and Yakut Mahal are iconic to this constituency. Yakutpura has high percentage of Shiite population. AIMIM'S Mumtaz Khan is the sitting MLA.

Projects
Not many projects have been taken up in the past few years. A few electric substations and 80 per cent of sewerage works have been completed. A government school building in Murtuza Nagar and a hospital in Rein Bazaar are under construction.
A few community halls have also been constructed in the past two years. Plans are in place to build and start a junior college and an indoor stadium in future.
Problems
Most of the areas in the constituency have slums and poverty remains a critical issue. This gives rise to other issues like lack of education, unemployment and poor quality of living standards. Lack of basic amenities like water and electricity still persist in many areas. Open drains and piling up of garbage are other issues.
This constituency is deficient of health centres, educational institutions including govt schools. There are no junior or degree colleges in this place. The Bituminous (BT) roads in these areas are also damaged. It is very difficult to commute as there are a lot of narrow by lanes. There are issues of prostitution and harassment by financers too. Some areas in the constituency have garnered notoriety for high crime rate.
Politics
The AIMIM can’t lose this constituency. Incumbent Mumtaz Khan won this seat in 1994 under the MBT ticket and later he defected to the AIMIM. He has been winning since. In the past four polls, he garnered more than 50 per cent of the votes polled, which shows the strength of the AIMIM in the area. However, there is also increasing dissent against the incumbent that not much of the development works were undertaken in the past 20 years. Mumtaz Khan is certain to get a ticket as there are no other candidates vying for the AIMIM ticket.
MBT, TDP and BJP are likely to field candidates but it is unlikely that they would pull off an upset.
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