By Muslim Mirror Staff,
Jaipur: Nine Muslims figure in the first list of 152 candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly polls which was released on Thursday.
Former BJP MLA Habibur Rahaman, who also joined the Congress on Wednesday after being denied a ticket, will fight the elections from Nagaur constituency.
The Congress will announce candidates for the rest seats soon. The party has repeated 20 of its MLAs in its first list. There are 23 Jat, nine Muslim, 13 Rajput, 24 ST, 29 SC and 20 women candidates.
There is no Muslim candidate in the BJP 1st list of 162 candidates,
The polling for the 200-member Assembly will be held on 7th December.
Below is the name of Muslim candidates in Congress 1st list of 152.
According to the Indian census of 2011, there were 6,215,377 Muslims in Rajasthan, constituting 9.1% of the state’s population.
Assembly Seat Candidate
Pushkar Naseem Akhtar Insaaf
Nagaur Habibur Rahman
Makrana Zakir Hussain Gaisawat
Pokaran Saleh Mohammed
Sheo Ameen Khan
Churu Rafiq Mandeliya
Fatehpur Hakam Ali
Kishan Pole Ameen Kagzi
Sawai Madhopur Danish Abrar