Vidhya Devi, 97 elected Sarpanch in Rajasthan
A strong desire towards public service forced ger to contest in elections at the age of 97 . Vidya devi at the age of 97 years elected Surpanch for Puranawas Grama Panchayati of Sikar district in Rajasthan.
Polling for Grama panchayat elections was held on Friday and the counting of votes began soon after completion of voting in the evening of Friday.
Vidhya Devi's won with the majority of 207 votes and the locals celebrated her victory in grand way by distributing of sweets and igniting fire crakers.
"I thank all the people for making me win the Panchayat elections. I will ensure that development takes place in my area, with special focus on cleanliness and providing water," Vidhya Devi told reporters on Friday. She got votes 843 votes and defeater Aarti Meena got 636 votes. She won by the majority of 207 votes and became the oldest surpanch in entire Rajasthan.