Only one Muslim candidate from Rajasthan has made it to the Lower House of Parliament twice since the general election to the first Lok Sabha in 1952.
While 13 Muslim candidates from the state have contested on Congress ticket, only one Muslim has been a BJP candidate in the last 16 Lok Sabha elections.
Ayub Khan was the only Muslim candidate who was elected twice to the Lok Sabha from the state from the Jhunjhunu parliamentary seat in 1984 and 1991 on the Congress ticket. In the past 16 Lok Sabha elections, a total number of 14 candidates have cont…
One social group which is not seen to prefer the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is Muslims because the BJP is seen as a Hindu right-wing party. The party is also known for fielding very few Muslim candidates in Lok Sabha as well as state elections. In 2014 Lok Sabha election, the party only seven of its 482 candidates were Muslims, and all of them lost. In the 16th Lok Sabha, it has no Muslim MP despite being the largest party
According to a Lokniti-CSDS survey of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP doubled its Muslim vote share while the Congress vote share remained stagnant. The BJP bagged 9% pf Muslim votes, more than double in the previous Lok Sabha elections in 2009 when it got 4% of Muslim votes. The Congress got 38% of Muslim votes in 2009 and the number remained the same in 2014.