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Bohra candidates elected to municipal council

Rehana Banu, prominent reformist wins election


The young and popular Bohra reformist activist, Rehana Banu Germanwala has been elected as a Councillor of the Udaipur Municipal Board from Ward No. 48. Rehana Banu was the candidate of the Congress Party, she defeated her rival Hemlata from the BJP by 130 votes. She has been elected to a five-year term. Apart from the BJP candidate she had two other independent candidates in the fray for the municipal seat.

During the election campaign newspaper reports called Rehana Banu outgoing, young, hardworking Bohra woman dedicated to the cause of reform and social progress. The Udaipur Municipal Board consists of 55 wards, 34 of them went the BJP, 18 to the Congress and the rest three to independent candidates.

Two other Bohra candidates from the orthodox jamaat also claimed seats in the Municipal Board elections: Muslim Ali Bandookwala from Ward 47 and Nafisa Saif from Ward 55. Muslim Ali defeated BJP candidate Jayesh Champawat and Nafisa another BJP candidate Beena Bhandari.

The entire Dawoodi Bohra community both progressive and orthodox groups came together and supported the three Bohra candidates. The community is now well represented on the Board.

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