BBMP polls: Former woman constable wins from 156-Srinagar ward

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Bengaluru, Aug 25: The 35-year-old woman constable, who contested on a BJP ticket, has registered her maiden win in BBMP polls.

JM Savitha has defeated her rival Nagaratana Thimme Gowda (JD(S) candidate) from 156-Srinagar ward in South Bengaluru, by a margin of 449 votes.


Savitha, who served as a constable in the public relations section at the office of the Director General of Police in Nrupatunga Road, said she's aware of the women's safety issue.

She exclusively told OneIndia, "I will surely build Police Post and get CCTV cameras installed all over the ward."


She quit her job to jump into poll fray and after tasting success, she told OneIndia, "I will work for the problems which people are facing, nowadays, like water and will ensure buliding a water plant in Srinagar ward."  [OneIndia Exclusive on BBMP polls: Former constable, J M Savitha says education is her priority]

"Education is more compulsory and more mandatory, as there are no schools in my ward for higher studies. There are schools till class 8th only", she told OneIndia during her campaign days.


Savitha is pleased with the public support, which led to her victory in election.

"Whatever government grants come, I will ensure every penny is spent for the benefit of the public and will work towards for welfare of my ward," she told OneIndia. [BBMP elections: Female constable resigns, jumps into poll fray on BJP ticket]

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