When majority of educated families shy away from politics, commonly referred to as dirty-politics, the new generation is not so sentimental but are rather enthusiastic to try their luck at the electoral polls in the soon to be held elections for the urban local bodies. What is even more interesting is that a lot of women candidates have entered the frey for Urban Local Body elections, many among them being graduates, some even Doctors and Advocates.
Ashwini Sharath, who holds MA and MEd and is pursuing her Doctoral Degree is contesting from Ward Number 50, under a BJP ticket. It is a reserved constituency and belongs to SC. Gandhi Nagar and Karunapura comes under this ward, where majority of the people residing here are Muslims and other backward community people.
Ashwini, hailing from a educated family, has suddenly switched over to politics with the help of her husband Sharath. Though she don't has any idea about politics, she is contesting in elections with the help of her husband. She has released a booklet of her vision and has promised to make the ward a role model in the city if voted to power.
Among other things she has assured to solve the long pending drinking water problem, providing protection for women, setting up health care facilities and keeping the city clean in addition to setting up a fresh fruit market while ensuing that the eligible people get access to various government schemes.
She has already opened a 24x7 Help Line number 90609 12727 to hear grievances of the residents in her locality and has even promised to continue the service, even if she fails to win the elections
“My intention is to serve people. With the support of my husband I have entered politics. I have lot of innovative ideas and has plans to take up several developmental works in Gandhi Nagar, if I get elected,” says Ashwini beaming with confidence.
Dr Sujatha, a Gynaecologist by profession is contesting from a General Constituency, from Ward Number 6. Being a Congress aspirant, she is the daughter of later TV Srinivas Rao, an politician.
Chamundipura, Vidyaranyapuram are some of the areas tha comes under her constituency. Dr Sujatha says she will first strive to provide the basic infrastructure facilities in her ward. “Even if I win the forthcoming elections, I continue with my profession to serve the society. I have
hopes of doing a lot of good things. Being qualified, I received a lot of positive responses in my ward.”
Advocate Manjula Manasa who is contesting from Ward No 15 said that she is a resident of the ward for the past 20 as a result she has good public contact with the localities. With Vivekananda Nagar, Ramakrishna Nagar, and Hudco Housing come under her ward, she says, “I am very much interested in politics and want to bring a change in the society.”