Rural polls: Rookies roar in several Bihar districts | Patna News


PATNA: The ongoing panchayat election in the state has some interesting anecdotes. People from different walks of life, including MGNREGA worker, MBA passout and retired DSP have been elected as people’s representatives at the grassroots level.
For example, Rekha Devi, who till recently was working as an MGNREGA worker, was elected as mukhiya of Sahora panchayat under Aliganj block in Maoist -hit Jamui district. She won by 437 votes by defeating her five rivals. “I will devise plans for the uplift of the daily wagers and the poor,” Rekha said.
A retired DSP, Parshuram Ram, was elected mukhiya of Bhaisahi Pokharia panchayat in West Champaran district. Before plunging into electoral politics, Ram was actively involved in social activities after his retirement from service.
An MBA passout from a reputed institute, Arvind Kumar Mahto, was elected mukhiya of Mushahari Sonuwalia panchayat in West Champaran district. He defeated former mukhiya Shravan Ram.
Savita Jha, mother of a 2018-batch IPS officer Sagar Jha, was elected mukhiya of Chainpur panchayat in Saharsa district. Savita’s father in-law, Chandra Mohan Jha, had earlier served as mukhiya of Chainpur panchayat for over three decades. Her husband Mihir Jha is a public servant.
Arun Kumar, who took voluntary retirement from service, has thrown his electoral hat from Singhwahini panchayat in Sitamarhi district. Kumar is the husband of Ritu Jaiswal, who had received several awards for her pioneer role in the development of Singhwahini panchayat as its mukhiya. Later she joined the RJD.





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