MIM keeps its kite flying high

DC | S.A ISHAQUI
Published May 17, 2014, 12:11 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
MIM retained its 7 sitting Assembly seats and the Hyderabad LS seat
Chandrayangutta MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi (left),  greets MIM president Asaduddain Owaisi (right) in Hyderabad on Friday. (Photo: Deccan Chronicle)
 Chandrayangutta MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi (left), greets MIM president Asaduddain Owaisi (right) in Hyderabad on Friday. (Photo: Deccan Chronicle)
Hyderabad: The All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen Party retained its seven sitting Assembly seats and the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 general elections.
The party, which had replaced two of its sitting MLAs with new faces, ensured that they won.
 
MIM president, Asaduddin Owaisi, who had won the Hyderabad seat with a majority of 1,10,768 votes in the 2009 elections, retained the seat a third time on Friday with a thumping majority of more than 2 lakh votes. The BJP-TD alliance candidate, Dr Bhagavanth Rao, could not succeed in even reducing the winning majority of the sitting MP. 
 
Party floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi bagged the Chandrayangutta Assembly seat for the fourth time by winning the seat with a majority of 59,248 votes against his nearest rival Dr Khayam Khan of MBT. 
 
The MIM recoded its 11th consecutive victory in the Charminar Assembly seat. Ahamed Pasha Quadri won the seat for the third time with a majority of 36,610 votes.
Mumtaz Ahmad Khan, sitting MLA of Yakutpura, recorded his fifth consecutive victory from the Yakutpura Assembly seat on Friday by winning the seat with a majority of 34,424 votes. 
 
He had first won in 1994 as a MBT party candidate and had later joined the MIM. Mohd Muazzam Khan, who was the first MLA of the newly-constituted Bahadurpura constituency in 2009, retained his seat with a majority of 94,527 votes. This is his third elections as an MLA; he represented the Asif Nagar constituency in 2004 elections and after the abolition of Asif Nagar, he was shifted to Bahadurpura.
 
Kausar Mohiuddin, a first time contestant from Karwan constituency defeated senior BJP leader Baddam Bal Reddy with a margin of 38,072 votes and Jaffer Hussain, former mayor of the city, defeated his nearest rival Mohammed Feroz Khan, the TD -BJP alliance candidate from Nampally constituency with a majority of 16,994 votes.
 
Meanwhile V. Naveen Yadav gave a tough fight to the TD-BJP candidate in the Jubilee Hills constituency but lost his seat. The MIM contested in 34 Assembly seats in Telangana and Seemandhra regions but failed to improve its tally except retaining its seven sitting seats and the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat.  Party candidates lost in 27 Assembly seats and also the Nandyal, Secunderabad and Malkajgiri Lok Sabha seats.
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Location: Andhra Pradesh




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