Third phase of LS polls: Muslim voters may play key role in more than 30 seats out of 115 – Here’re details

Third phase of LS polls: Muslim voters may play key role in more than 30 seats out of 115 – Here’re details

New Delhi: Voting began on Tuesday across 117 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 15 states and Union Territories as the third and the largest phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off.

Out of 117 constituencies, in more than 30 constituencies which are spread across Assam, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and West Bengal, Muslim voters may play a key role. There is a considerable population of Muslims in these parliamentary constituencies.

As per the report published in Economic Times, here is the list of constituency along with the percentage of the Muslim population.

ConstituencyPercentage of Muslim PopulationState
Dhubri67.4Assam
Malappuram68Kerala
Barpeta52Assam
Gauhati25Assam
Kokrajhar21Assam
Araria41Bihar
Supaul18Bihar
Bidar20Karnataka
Dharwad19Karnataka
Wayanad22Kerala
Thrussur24Kerala
Chalakudy38Kerala
Ernakulam39Kerala
Idukki42Kerala
Kottayam45Kerala
Alapuzzha21Kerala
Pathanamithitta39Kerala
Kachh21Gujarat
Bharuch21Gujarat
Anantnag98Jammu and Kashmir
Moradabadmore than 20 percentUttar Pradesh
Rampurmore than 20 percentUttar Pradesh
Sambhalmore than 20 percentUttar Pradesh
Badaunmore than 20 percentUttar Pradesh
Aoniamore than 20 percentUttar Pradesh
Bareillymore than 20 percentUttar Pradesh
Pilibhitmore than 20 percentUttar Pradesh
Jalnamore than 20 percentMaharashtra
Aurangabadmore than 20 percentMaharashtra

It is also reported that from Dhubri Lok Sabha Constituency, All India United Democratic Front (AIDUF) chief Badruddin Ajmal is seeking re-election whereas Dileshwar Kamat of Janata Dal (U) and Ranjit Ranjan of the Congress are contesting from Supaul constituency. In Araria, BJP has fielded Pradip Kumar Singh against Sarfaraz Alam of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

In two seats of Goa and many constituencies of Kerala, Christians have a large population.

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