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Malappuram: For the first time in the history of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), the membership of women surpassed the number of men in Kerala. Over 51 per cent of members in the Muslim League are women in the state. Another striking advantage for the party is the 61 per cent membership of youths who are below 35 years. The party has achieved this progress during its 75th anniversary celebrations.
IUML state president Sadiq Ali Shihab Thangal informed that 2,33,295 members were added to the party via the state committee’s membership campaign under the theme ‘Pride of seven and a half decades’.
The number of Muslim League members touched 24,33,295 with the campaign conducted from November 1 to 30, 2022. This include the persons who renewed their memberships and also the new members. As per the records over 22 lakh members were in the party in 2016.
Muslim League witnessed maximum growth in the Malappuram district. The memberships rose to 7 lakh in 2022 from 6 lakh members in 2016. From 1.5 lakh, the membership escalated to 1.95 lakh in Kasaragod while 20,000 new members joined the party in Kozhikode during this period.
Though a slight increase has been recorded in the number of members in other districts, the membership dropped by 5000 in Kannur, said IUML state general secretary PMA Salam.