BJP’s victory in 17 Muslim-majority constituencies of Gujarat! The coin of hatred towards Muslims worked well this time too
Gujarat is said to be a laboratory of communal hatred and this election proved the same. The coin of hatred towards Muslims worked well in the Gujarat elections this time too
The Muslim population in Gujarat is 9% of the total population. There are 19 assembly constituencies in the state where Muslim votes play a decisive role. But in 17 out of these 19 assembly constituencies, BJP candidates won very easily. BJP has not made a single Muslim its candidate in the election of 182-member assembly. The last time BJP gave a candidate to a Muslim was the 1998 assembly election. Among the 19 Muslim-majority seats, two seats Jamalpur Khadia and Congress candidates were successful in Vidgam, in these Muslim-populated constituencies, neither Majlis-e-Tehad-ul-Muslimin nor any seat was won by the Aam Party candidate.
Some important points emerge from the analysis of the results. In most of the constituencies, many Muslim candidates were in the field. Most of them were in the field as independent candidates. For example, 44 candidates were trying their luck in the Lambayat Assembly seat, of which 36 were Muslims. From here BJP’s Sangeeta Ben Rajendra Patil won easily with 52% votes. AAP’s candidate came second with just 20% votes. This time only one Muslim managed to enter the assembly. That is Congress. In 2017, two Muslims, MA Pirzada from Vanka Nair and Ghiyasuddin Sheikh from Daryapur, reached the assembly. Both lost this time. In spite of being 9% of the total population in Gujarat, the political representation of Muslims has always been very poor. Godhra, a seat with a heavy Muslim population, was won by the BJP candidate Chandrasena Rawalji. The culprits of Bilqis Banu were called ‘Sanskari Brahmins’. He has been MLA for six times from this constituency.
Majlis Ittehad al-Muslimeen had fielded candidates in 13 out of 19 seats dominated by Muslims, but their influence was not seen anywhere. Their candidates could get very few votes even with the margin of victory. In the Gujarat Assembly election, the MIM candidate could not be the vote cutter. In only one seat of Bhaj, the MIM candidate got the highest 17.36% votes, but that too is much less than the victory margin of the BJP candidate. .
According to the results, BJP has got a huge success in the state election. In the last election, it got 99 seats, which has increased to 156 this time. Gujarat is said to be a laboratory of communal hatred. The same was proved in this election. There, no issue of national importance influenced the voters. No inflation, no unemployment, no economic crisis, no rising prices of petrol and diesel. The coin of hatred towards Muslims worked well in the Gujarat elections this time too.