Muslim Woman Elected Chairperson of Urban Local Body

The Makrana Nagar Parishad in Nagaur district of Rajasthan elected one of its youngest members – 26-year-old Samrin of Congress party – as its chairperson. She is a graduate and daughter of district Congress president ZakirHussainGaisawat. She was elected as Chairperson unopposed.
In the 55-member urban local body, Congress has 35 members and BJP 3 besides 17 Independents. The elections for the Parishad were held recently. In all, there are 40 Muslim councillors in the house, most of them from Congress.
(Taken from caravandaily.com)

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