New Delhi: In order to woo minority voters in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections, the Congress has shown inclination towards the party workers belonging to Muslim community by giving them due representation in the ticket distribution. Out of the 272 seats in three MCDs, the Congress has fielded 11 Muslim candidates from different wards; whereas the Bharatiya Janata Party fielded four candidates belonging to the Muslim community.

Muslims comprise 10-12 percent of the total electorate in the national capital.  After achieving thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the Samajwadi Party has shown generous stance towards Muslim party workers in the MCD polls.  The SP has fielded highest number of Muslim candidates in the electoral battle field. Contending elections on 127 seats, the SP has given tickets to 27 Muslim candidates.

According to the political experts, Muslim community is traditional supporters of the Congress. However, other parties have also made their place.  The Congress sources said that different castes and communities have been given due representation in the ticket distribution.

Meanwhile the BJP leaders opined that the party has given tickets only to winnable candidates in the MCD polls.

JPN/Bureau