Uppuguda Corporator Fahad youngest corporator in the Country, The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s (AIMIM) Fahad Bin Abdul Samed Bin Abdat is the youngest corporator in the country to take oath. elected from the Uppuguda constituency in the recent GHMC elections
At 21, Mr. Fahad beat his nearest rival by 4,000 votes on AIMIM ticket to get elected to GHMC’s Council of 150 corproators.
He attributes his entrance into politics and early electoral success to his father, a former corporator of the ward, and his party leaders. The minimum age to contest in a local election is 21 years.
“The party was keen on promoting educated youngsters. Doctors, pharmacists and engineers are today among those elected from AIMIM,” said Mr. Fahad, who is pursuing his final year of civil engineering. Entry into politics was a pleasant surprise for the youngster who said he had to drop his plans for education abroad.
“I had planned to pursue masters abroad. But I will now pursue education here,” he said, quickly adding that politics and education will not clash.
“Nearly a third of my ward comprises people under poverty line. Besides discharging regular duties of a corporator to ensure civic infrastructure, I want to help the poor get education,” he said.
Uppuguda Corporator Fahad also says that he would be active on social media, where people could reach out to him with their complains. “I will be active on social media.
People could reach me either via Facebook or whatsapp, I will always be available. They could also write to me at email@example.com, I will frequently reply to them.”
Before concluding, he adds that he won because people saw the work done by his father, the previous corporator, and hence could trust Fahad to continue his legacy.