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Lakshika Dagar, 21, becomes youngest sarpanch of MP in three-tier Panchayat Election

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Ujjain: 21-year-old Lakshika Dagar, a resident of Ujjain, has created history by winning a landslide victory in the three-tier panchayat elections. Lakshika has achieved the distinction of becoming the youngest Sarpanch (head of a village) in Madhya Pradesh. Incidentally, a day before her birthday, Lakshika has achieved the status of being the youngest female sarpanch of Madhya Pradesh. With the announcement of the election results, there was an atmosphere of celebration in the village. Voters blessed Lakshika’s manifesto.

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Eight women candidates of the village were in the fray for the post of Sarpanch in Gram Panchayat Chintaman Jawasia. Lakshika was the youngest candidate among the candidates. Lakshika defeated all the candidates and won by 487 votes. Talking about her studies, she has a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and is associated with Radio Jockey and Journalism in Ujjain. Apart from this, she has also done news anchoring.

Lakshika’s father Dilip Dagar is posted as Regional Officer in District Co-operative Central Bank Bharatpuri. The newly-elected sarpanch told reporters here, “After filing my nomination papers, my aim was to work for the development of the village. The manifesto promises to solve the problem of drinking water, drain and street lights in the village.

With this, the promise of providing the benefit of housing scheme to the homeless families of the village of Chintaman Jawasia will be fulfilled. Let us tell you that in the first phase of three-tier panchayat elections in Madhya Pradesh, 77 percent voting was recorded on Saturday.

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