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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 NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: August 15 2017 11:05 pm In 10 games over 10 years since Wembley reopened Tottenham have won just twice there (Source: Reuters) Top News Many years after Tottenham Hotspur fans sang their famous cup anthem about Ossie Ardiles’s knees going all tremble on his way to Wembley they hope their side overcome similar nerves as the stadium becomes their new home this weekend On Sunday Spurs begin a season playing at England’s national stadium while their White Hart Lane ground is redeveloped Waiting for Mauricio Pochettino’s stylish side will be an encouraging wall of noise from 40000 fans who have season tickets plus dangerous opponents in Chelsea who beat them 4-2 there in last season’s FA Cup semi-final In 10 games over 10 years since Wembley reopened Spurs have won just twice there and last season lost two of their three home Champions League games which were staged there in preparation for this season’s move “We have had a few bad performances in the Champions League — against Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen — but it was like an experience” said Spurs captain Hugo Lloris this week predicting that Spurs’ losing Wembley ways “belong in the past” “We have also had some great performances there even if the results were not the best like in the Europa League or against Chelsea in the (FA Cup) semi-final even though we lost” he told reporters With no dispensation to train there from Wembley’s owners the Football Association Spurs are practising this week on a specially adapted pitch at their Enfield training complex which replicates the national stadium’s more expensive measurements The Wembley pitch is bigger by 545 square metres than the one at White Hart Lane an eight percent difference Over 90 minutes that means the players have to run much further although Pochettino plays down the problems it will throw up “Remember when I first came to Tottenham and I was criticised for saying the White Hart Lane pitch was too small for us” said the manager “And now people are saying that Wembley is too big” Three years ago he complained that White Hart Lane’s tightness did not suit his team’s style but they adjusted well and last season turned it into a fortress with 21 wins and two draws in 23 games there Now he believes Spurs will adapt again and two weeks ago beat Juventus 2-0 there with goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen in a pre-season friendly “It’s still new for us it’s our first time here this year and we’re going to have to get used to it fast” said left back Ben Davies For some talk of a Wembley hoodoo has been overstated given that most of the games which Spurs lost there were against top-quality opposition on major occasions League games may be different Ardiles is among those hoping so and the Argentine is optimistic about their prospects starting against a Chelsea side who lost their opening game at home to Burnley “New season New hope Finished 2nd last season Can we go one better Of course we can We have the players and the manager to do it” Ardiles posted on Twitter last week For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News That’s what I’m going to take home with me. 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" he said. showing the locations of over 60 noted heritage structures in the area, have consistently drawn tourists.Varanasi: BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi today denied any discontentment over vacating the Varanasi seat for Narendra Modi and shifting to Kanpur saying at the moment he was only looking to become an MP. "Poland’s strategic interest is to keep Britain in, Cameron said he had contacted European Union leaders to begin renegotiation of Britain’s terms of membership, In fact, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: August 2, and their father Jean-Francois also turned out for the club.

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