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43 per cent of primary collection is done from door to door through SWaCH, As per the PMC, Verma | Published: September 12,Muslim cause? Howeverthe political empowerment of Muslims in urban and semi-urban areasevident in the 2012 municipal electionspunctures this votebank theory The State Election Commission does not provide any data on the basis of religionbut it has put the names of all the 12000-odd elected representatives of 630 civic bodies on its website Scanning the listsone finds that out of 11816 seatsMuslims have won 3681that is3115 per cent of the seats This is a striking jumpcompared to the 1712 per cent share of Muslims in the UP assembly elections in 2012 and the 875 per cent share in the parliamentary elections of 2009 This increased representation of Muslims is not confined to any one region of UP Rohilkhandwith a 34 per cent Muslim populationtops the list with 535 per cent Muslim representation in various municipal bodies This is followed by Awadhwest UPeast UP and east UP (north) Even in Bundelkhand with 669 per centand the Doab with 112 per cent Muslim populationsthe Muslim share in civic bodies is higherat 887 per cent and 1562 per cent respectively If we look at specific civic bodiesthe trend is mirrored there there are 88 per cent Muslim members in Mubarakpur (Azamgarh) and Kakrala (Badayun) nagar palika parishadsand 93 per cent Muslim members in Kheri (Lakhimpur) and Kithor (Meerut) nagar panchayats These four places represent different regions east UPRohilkhandAwadh and west UPrespectively This holds true of other sub-regions too One explanation for this expanded Muslim representation is that in urban and semi-urban areasMuslims tend to cluster around a few pockets But how did this grassroots upsurge of Muslim representation happen without parties like the SP and the BSPwhich have vigorously championed the Muslim causebut which did not participate in these polls Is this an indication of the Muslim communitys growing autonomy vis-à-vis political parties The SP contingent in the Lok Sabha did not contain a single Muslim MP in 2009despite massive Muslim support for the party Some Muslim partiessuch as the Peace Party and the Qaumi Ekta Dalhave tried to take advantage of this fact and fared well in some pockets of east UP and the Terai beltbut they have yet to become real players in state politics And yetit is clear that Muslims are now confidently taking to political contests without the aid of political parties Why is this increased Muslim representation in civic government not being replicated in assembly and parliamentary elections Most assembly and parliamentary constituencies have a mix of rural and urban areasand Muslim localities in rural areas may not be populated densely enough to give Muslim contestants an edge on the basis of community support They have to reach out to the entire electoratein which political parties play a crucial role The rising number and growing clout of Muslims in urban government have the potential to genuinely improve their lives This grassroots empowerment will achieve more than anything the Akhilesh Yadav government promises about acting on the Ranganath Mishra commission and the Sachar committees recommendations Nowwe must watch how these Muslim-dominant civic bodies function The writer teaches politics at Christ Church [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News ended at 269 for nine in 42 overs. (Source: BCCI) Top News The second unofficial ODI between India A and New Zealand A ended in a thrilling tie after Shreyas Iyer (90) and Ankit Bawne (83) made sublime half centuries. 2017 6:00 pm Roger Federer poses with fans and signs autographs after a training session at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon. (Source: AP) Related News Bright sunshine and Roger Federer await tennis fans heading to the All England Club for the second day of action at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Watch What Else Is Making News The motorcyclists, were caught on CCTV cameras installed in the locality while they were escaping.

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