Lucknow: Another inspiration for Women who want to join politics and serve the society.
Sadiya Rafique, 23, contested elections independently for UP civic polls from Lucknow Municipal Corporation. She is a journalism student from Amity University.
In the results announced yesterday, she bagged 3,170 votes against 2,670 votes bagged by her opponent Ram Sewak Dwivedi of Bharatiya Janata Party in Tilak Nagar-Kundari Rakabganj ward.
Sadiya’s father and brother have been the Corporator of the ward in the past. Her brother Adil was the outgoing Corporator of the ward.
Sadiya, after being elected to the ward has said that “I am not here for a career in politics but to serve people and make a place for myself in their hearts. I can assure them of development at a rapid pace. My brother Adil has ensured water supply in all the areas of the ward but I will ensure safety for women and more rights for their education.”
Sadiya is a live example of Political empowerment of Women in general and Muslim women in particular.