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.

Constituency Percentage of Muslim Population State
Dhubri 67.4 Assam
Malappuram 68 Kerala
Barpeta 52 Assam
Gauhati 25 Assam
Kokrajhar 21 Assam
Araria 41 Bihar
Supaul 18 Bihar
Bidar 20 Karnataka
Dharwad 19 Karnataka
Wayanad 22 Kerala
Thrussur 24 Kerala
Chalakudy 38 Kerala
Ernakulam 39 Kerala
Idukki 42 Kerala
Kottayam 45 Kerala
Alapuzzha 21 Kerala
Pathanamithitta 39 Kerala
Kachh 21 Gujarat
Bharuch 21 Gujarat
Anantnag 98 Jammu and Kashmir
Moradabad more than 20 percent Uttar Pradesh
Rampur more than 20 percent Uttar Pradesh
Sambhal more than 20 percent Uttar Pradesh
Badaun more than 20 percent Uttar Pradesh
Aonia more than 20 percent Uttar Pradesh
Bareilly more than 20 percent Uttar Pradesh
Pilibhit more than 20 percent Uttar Pradesh
Jalna more than 20 percent Maharashtra
Aurangabad more than 20 percent Maharashtra

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.