Rukhsanas father was active in politics in the area and had contested the assembly polls and JMC polls but could not win. I think the people have put faith in our family, said Gafoor.
Ruksana, in her affidavit, has mentioned Rs 1,100 in her personal savings account and she comes from a below middle class family. With a mandate of 5,109 votes, she has not only surprised her family but has also defeated another Independent candidate Nafees Khan, who got 4,020 votes. In the scenario where BJP has won on 64 seats, she has been able to make a mark for herself and this shows that people in the area have expectations from her, said Naeem Ali, one of Rukhsanas supporters, who was celebrating outside Commerce College.
Another young candidate achieved success in these polls. Sunil Kumar Saini, who has won from ward no. 3 on a BJP ticket, is 24 years old and is actively involved in politics since he was 18 years old. Sources said he came in news for a wrong reason when he had thrown garbage on the face of former JMC CEO in 2013 during October.