Here’s how Indian Muslims can effect 2019 elections

Here’s how Indian Muslims can effect 2019 elections

With elections nearby in India, the Muslim vote is of vital importance to the outcome. The country’s single largest religious minority makes up 14 percent of India’s population of more than 1.2 billion people. About 17 crores 22 lac population of India constitutes the Muslim community. And in some constituencies the Muslim vote can play a key role in deciding the winner, analysts say.

Here’s how Muslims has an impact through vote percent on each seat

• There are 145 seats in India where Muslims accounts for 20% of the overall vote share on each seat
• There are 38 seats in India where Muslims has a vote share of 30%
• There are almost 35 seats in India in which out of every 3 votes is a Muslim vote
• Overall there all 218 seats in India where Muslims have a great influence

So its clear from the above data that Muslims can have a great influence on most of the seats and can play a vital role in Indian politics. If the Muslim votes consolidate in favor of the particular candidate then the chances of him/her getting elected are maximum.
But after the 2014 general election, there are only 24 Muslim MP’s which constitutes only 5% of overall Members of Parliament. In 2014, 38% of Muslims voted for Congress, 8.5% for BJP, Left for 6.4% and Samajwadi Party managed to get 11.2%

 

Year of pollsNumber of MPs%
11952112
21957194
31962204
41967255
51971286
61977347
719804910
81984428
91989276
101991255
111996296
121998286
131999316
142004347
152009306

 

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