New Delhi: Asman Khan, a 21-year-old female Congress candidate from Jaipur, recently became one of the city’s youngest councillors. Contesting from ward no. 81 in Jaipur Heritage Municipal Corporation elections 2020, Khan won the seat in her first attempt.
Khan is currently an undergraduate student at Muslim Girls Degree College, Jaipur, and will take her final year exams soon.
Asman told Times of India that her decision to contest elections is a “sudden” one. She says, “It was a sudden decision to contest the election. I always wanted to serve the public and this election has given me an opportunity to do so. I am yet to take my final exams, after which my focus will be my ward’s people.”
Asman is the first politician from her family while her father Salim Khan has been a Congress party worker for a long time. She will devote all her attention to her ward’s welfare only after taking her final exams.
“I was scared initially but my family supported me. Even the public showered their love and told me about their plight during campaigning. Garbage, sewerage, and street lights are a few major problems in my area and my focus will be to work on development in the next five years,” said Asman.
She has plans to pursue a post-graduation in humanities. She also aims to have higher political ambitions in the future.