BENGALURU: Police-constable-turned-politician J M Savitha will be filing nomination on a BJP ticket for the BBMP elections on Monday from Ward 156-Srinagar.
Thirty-five-year-old Savitha is a BA graduate from Vasavi College.
She was serving as a constable for the past 12 years. From 2003 to 2006, she was posted in Basavanagudi Women’s Police station. From 2006 to 2015, she served in the office of the Director General of Police (Public Relation Office).
Speaking to Express, she said, “As a police constable, I could not serve people to the fullest as I had some limitations. So I quit my job and will be contesting the elections. I think I can serve society better as a politician. If I were not a police constable, I would have joined politics much earlier.”
“When I told my colleagues and senior officers about my resignation, they were initially shocked, but later when I told them that I will be contesting the BBMP elections, they felt happy and wished me the best,” she said.
Politics is not new to Savitha. Her father C Mayanna was a BJP worker for more than 20 years. He also contested on a BJP ticket in the previous BBMP polls from Srinagar ward and lost by 88 votes.
She said that she did not face any problem in getting the ticket from BJP as they knew her background.
Savitha’s husband Chandrashekar is a manager in a private company. She has two children — her daughter is in Class 10 and her son in Class 9.