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102 year old granny wins gram panchayat election

Chamarajanagar: Her age is 102 years. But that didn’t stop her from contesting for the GP election. Likewise the people of that constituency also vested their hope on her elected her as their representative.

This rare and special incident happened in Doddalattur village in Ramapura near Hanur. Gouramma, a centenarian has emerged victorious from this gram panchayat. She has bagged 354 votes and won with a margin of 136 votes.

With elected representatives turning a blind eye to the problems of the people here.  Locals insisted Gouramma to contest for the election. They also sought votes on her behalf.

Gowramma's husband, Avalanaika, had breathed his last 30 years ago. Gowramma guided the family of six daughters and a son alone. Her only son also died several years ago.

Gouramma leads an independent life and is able to do all her work alone. She is great orator, determined and compassionate. People of her village have no doubt in her abilities to work for them better than the previous ones they had elected in previous elections.

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