In Rajasthan, there were 16 Muslim candidates fielded by both the Congress and the BJP. Congress fielded 15 whereas BJP fielded 1 candidate.
BJP’s lone candidate Yoonus Khan fielded from Tonk was defeated by Sachin Pilot and among 15 candidates of Congress, 7 tasted the victory but 8 of them lost.
The list of winning Muslim candidates in Rajasthan is as follows:
- Danish Abrar won from Sawai Madhopur by 85655 votes
- Ameen Khan won from Sheo by 84338 votes
- Shaleh Mohammad won from Pokaran by 82964 votes
- RAFEEK KHAN won from Aadarsh Nagar by 88541 votes
- Zahida Khan won from Kaman by 110789 votes
- Hakam Ali Khan won from Fatehpur by 80354 votes
- Amin Kagzi won from Kishan pole by 71189 votes
This time Congress fielded nearly same number of Muslim candidates in comparison to the last assembly election, but all of them had faced defeat.
This time the scenario has changed. Whereas, the BJP had given tickets to four Muslim candidates in 2013, two of them had won but this time the lone Muslim candidate Yoonus Khan who was a minister in Vasundhara Raje government lost to Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot in Tonk.