Hyderabad: The newly elected chairperson of the Rayachoty Municipality, YSRCP's Sheik Basha, has one of the most inspiring stories to tell. Haunted by unemployment, Basha, a degree holder, had to resort to selling vegetables in his village to make ends meet. Little did Basha know about the u-turn his life would take in the future. It was declared on Thursday that Basha has been elected to the chairperson post of the Rayachoty Municipality by the CM.

Overwhelmed by the opportunity given to him, Basha said, "I thank Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy for giving someone like me the opportunity to be the chairperson of the Rayachoty Municipality. Despite being a degree holder, due to unemployment, I had to sell vegetables in my village to survive. I had no direction in life. It was then that YSRCP gave me the opportunity to contest on a councillor's ticket. Now, I have been elected to be the chairperson of the municipality. The CM has catered a maximum number of seats to the backward communities in the state. We thank the CM for doing so and for encouraging people from the economically backward sections of the society to dream for a better life."

The YSRCP swept 84 out of 86 municipalities/municipal corporations in the state in the recently concluded polls. The most praiseworthy aspect in the election of mayors and chairpersons was that the party catering 60.47 per cent posts to women and 78 per cent posts to the backward communities, i.e. SC, ST, BC communities, and the minorities.


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