Election of five legislative assembly members on AIMIM ticket is trending in Bihar. It’s severely surprising for the media in the midst of wide coverage of the election results. It is nail-bitingly tight and quite crucial too. Some hold the breath while others like Congress leaders do not see it good for politics. After Owaisi’s team claimed victory, there began a rave review of it. As many as 20 Muslim candidates have been elected in the recently held Bihar assembly elections. They are certainly attached with different political parties categorised as the MGB, the BSP and the AIMIM respectively.
What was the exact number achieved in the previous polls? It was 24 in the year 2015 while there were elected only 19 MLAs in the year 2010. The new tally is otherwise lesser. This is a matter of analysis for the political pundits. It is in every way lesser than the tally of the year 2015. After the 1952 elections, the highest number of Muslim MLAs in the Bihar Legislative Assembly was recorded as 34 in the year of 1985. In the first election of 1951, as many as 24 Muslims candidates had won.
Along with the drop in the number of elected members, the troubling question for rival political parties is the five assembly seats. It has been won by the kitemark party. Three among them are not new entrants to the legislative assembly; one among them is unique—as the winner (younger brother) has defeated his elder brother in the poll fight. These are the tense cross-strait cases.
The party’s president has promised all-out development of the Seemanchal region where the five have emerged as the winners impressively. Their test rests on the fulfilment of the promises assured by them. They definitely have five long years for their mild pledges. Although it has been found that the loyalists of RJD and JDU have different opinions about them. They were not ready to approve the Majlis party’s presence in the most backward part of the state.
How far will Owaisi go to alleviate the basic problems of the people? That remains to be seen. His elected representatives should think of doing work in that direction. They are now a voice in the 243-member legislative assembly of the state. They can raise their points emphatically.