Explained: Just six women in new Assam Assembly, MLAs under 40 down by half
The newly Assam Assembly has 31 Muslims out of 126 MLAs — all from the Congress-led grand alliance — and just six women. It is also an older Assembly than the previous one, with just 8 MLAs under age 40 as compared to 16 in 2016.
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The 31 Muslim MLAs, up from 28 in 2016, are from the Congress (16) and the Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF (15). These represent almost 70% of the 45 MLAs from these two parties, and 62% of the 50 in the alliance that also includes the BPF (4 MLAs) and the CPM (1 MLA).