‘Reluctant politician; Forever social worker’—Congress’ MP from chattisgarh Jyotsna Mahant

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September 15, 2020

‘Reluctant politician; Forever social worker’—Congress’ MP from chattisgarh Jyotsna Mahant

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Congress’ lone female MP in Chhattisgarh, Jyotsna Mahant’s entry in politics is a result of nepotism. It’s the same as how several women who belong to political parties enter politics, but what is unique about her is that she has already been working in social work for close to four decades now. The MP who abhors the term ‘politician’ and calls herself a social worker for life, Mahant got elected from Korba, Chhattisgarh in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. 

Congress’ lone female MP in Chhattisgarh, Jyotsna Mahant’s entry in politics is a result of nepotism. It’s the same as how several women who belong to political parties enter politics, but what is unique about her is that she has already been working in social work for close to four decades now. The MP who abhors the term ‘politician’ and calls herself a social worker for life, Mahant got elected from Korba, Chhattisgarh in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. 

In this telephonic interview, the 65-year-old MP shares her journey into becoming a reluctant politician, her work for women’s empowerment, how women can enter politics and much more.   

Click here to read the full article published by Feminism India on 14 September 2020.

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