Sunday, October 19, 2014

Abu Asim Azmi wins Maharashtra Assembly Elections from Mankhurd

Mumbai: Samajwadi Part (SP) Maharashtra President and sitting MLA from Mumbai's Mankhurd assembly constituency has won the seat second time in a row. However, his son Farhan Azmi again lost the election from Bhiwandi.
Senior Azmi defeated BJP candidate by over 10,000 votes. In the 2009 state elections Azmi had won from two seats - Mankhurd and the other Bhiwandi. His son Farhan lost to Shiv Sena's Rupesh Matre. This is his second defeat as he had also lost by-elections in 2010 from the same seat after his father vacated Bhiwandi and retained Mankhurd.
Elsewhere in Maharashtra, Arif Naseem Khan, former Minister of Minority Development Department, Awkaf and Textiles, won the Chandiwali assembly seat for the fourth time in a row.
Amin Patel, Chairman of Maulana Azad Corporation, won from Mumbadevi assembly seat for second time in a row.
The Mumbadevi assembly constituency saw a swing of Muslim votes in favor of the MIM, However he survived the challage due to his popularity.
Imtiyaz Jaleel and Dr Gaffar Qadri of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) who contested from Aurangabad (Central) and Aurangabad (East) assembly seats respectively have won the elections.
Imtiyaz Jaleel, a NDTV reporter, won the election by over 18,000 votes whereas Dr Gaffar Qadri won with even big margin.
Waris Pathan has defeated his nearest rival Madhu Chavan of BJP by over 1,200 votes. Congress candidate Madhu Chavan came a distant third.

Byculla and Madanpura areas in this constituency had earlier seen a massive swing of Muslim votes in favour of the AIMIM.

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