Actress Ramya charms her way into politics; grabs first win

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Kannada actress Ramya
Bangalore, Sept 20: Kannada glam doll, Ramya was elected as the Youth Congress president of Ward No. 3 of Shanthinagar assembly constituency on Monday, Sept 19. Ramya bagged eight votes making her the president with one vice-president and three general secretaries. Now, sources in the party said she is definitely in the race for the president"s post.

“It is always difficult for the first timers to make a mark in politics. Luckily half the battle was won for me, because of the platform that my film industry has given me," Ramya said. “I feel that I need to do a lot of work at the grass root level. Also, there isn"t much clarity about my next step – whether I will file nominations and contest for the next level of elections," she added.

She had filed her nomination for the booth level elections of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Sept 12. Ramya, earlier while talking to the media said, "Yes, I am standing for the booth-level elections that will be held on September 16. I have been nominated for the Shanthinagar area. As part of the Youth Congress, I am looking at making use of this platform to serve the people and make a difference to society. I would like to do all that I possibly can to bring forth issues and concerns of the people in the area and bring about positive change."

The Youth Congress elections for 46,000 booths began on September 16 and would conclude on September 21 that will be followed with the elections to president's post to each of the 224 assembly and 28 Lok Sabha constituencies and culminate with polls to state unit chief on October 8.

Sandalwood's golden girl officially entered the Congress party on April 20 during Congress scion Rahul Gandhi's visit to Bangalore. Ramya intended to make her way towards Congress since her father is already a member in the party.

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