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Muslim representation unchanged in Telangana House

Muslim representation unchanged in Telangana House
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The representation of Muslims in the 119member Telangana Assembly remains unchanged at eight Seven members of the All India MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen...

Hyderabad : The representation of Muslims in the 119-member Telangana Assembly remains unchanged at eight. Seven members of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) were re-elected from Muslim-majority constituencies in Hyderabad, while a member of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was also re-elected. They were all members of the dissolved Assembly.

AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi was re-elected from Chandrayangutta constituency. The other newly-elected legislators from his party are Mumtaz Ahmed Khan (Charminar), Ahmed Pasha Quadri (Yakutpura), Jaffar Hussain (Nampalli), Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala (Malakpet), Moazzam Khan (Bahadurpura) and Kausar Mohiuddin (Karwan).

TRS' Mohammed Shakeel Aamir was re-elected from Bodhan in Nizamabad district. He was one of the two Muslim candidates of the ruling party and the only one outside the AIMIM strongholds. The Congress fielded seven candidates including two from outside Hyderabad, but none could win. The Bharatiya Janata Party's both Muslim candidates and Telugu Desam Party's lone Muslim candidate lost in seats held by AIMIM.

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