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Young women gun for big change

Young women eager to set things right in the city have taken the election route for development of their wards. They have decided to contest Sunday’s municipal elections with development on their minds.

delhi Updated: Apr 13, 2012 00:35 IST
Shaswati Das

Young women eager to set things right in the city have taken the election route for development of their wards. They have decided to contest Sunday’s municipal elections with development on their minds.

One of the BJP’s youngest candidates, Ritu Vohra, who is contesting from west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar, has given up a high-paying corporate job to venture into city politics.

Vohra, an international business management graduate from Delhi University, has now decided to put the theories she has learnt to use in the elections. “It is not the designation of a councillor that matters to me. What matters is that this will be a platform for me to reach out to a larger number of people. That is what I learnt as a student. My aim is to educate as many people as I can about their basic rights,” Vohra said.

While she claims that stress on regular civic amenities is necessary, her focus remains providing education to the area’s underprivileged children.

“My ultimate goal is the development of the ward. First, education must be available to all the children here. Essential amenities such as roads and street lights and better health care will be made available,” she added.

Vohra isn’t the only young woman candidate who is contesting the polls. The Bahujan Samaj Party’s Moniza Khan is also hopeful of bringing in a positive change in her ward.

Though education remains the common priority of the candidates, Khan — who is a teacher — has decided to include pension provisions in her poll agenda.