A new regional political party comprising only women has been formed in Assam. The political party has been named ‘Mohilar Dal’. It has been formed on the ground that there is not sufficient space for women in any political party, including the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and opposition Congress in the state.
Bhabani Boro, the president of Mohilar Dal party said, “The Constitution of India talks about equality of status and opportunity. But we feel the women have been deprived of that, especially in the political arena. The patriarchy system is also in politics and that has not allowed space for women politicians to work.”
She also added that people of the state are fed up with the “Hindutva ideology and dynasty politics.” Women have always been dominated in our society, said she, adding that this was the reason “we have rejected the idea to join any political party, including the ruling BJP, and decided to fight politically for our needs,” reported The Times of India.
The president of Mohilar Dal party also urged the newly floated Assam Jatiya Parishad and Raijor Dal to unite against ‘communal’ politics for which the people of the state have suffered a lot over the last couple of years.
Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) was formed by two most influential and powerful student-youth bodies, All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP). While, Raijor Dal is a new political party, launched on 2 October 2020 in Assam. During the launch ceremony of Raijor Dal, the regional leaders were also joined by eminent filmmaker Jahnu Barua, political leader Arup Borbora, and Bir Lachit Sena leader Sringkhal Chaliha.
Talking about the candidates in the upcoming election that will be held earlier next year, the president of Mohilar Dal revealed that everything will be finalised by the end of this year.
As per the report, North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convener and state health and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said in Dhemaji district that the coming assembly elections will be the ‘modern battle of Saraighat’. The battle of Saraighat was fought in 1671 between the Mughals and the Ahoms led by Lachit Borphukan. The Ahom army had defeated the Mughals in this battle.
Sagrika Giri is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.