All India Mahila Congress announced the appointment of six women in the position of state in-charge of five states. These states include Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Bihar and their respective state in-charge are Indrani Mishra and Netta D’Souza (Jharkhand), Danasari Anasuya Seethakka, Sowmya Reddy, Advocate Fathima Rosna and Dipika Pandey. Jharkhand is the only state which has appointed two state in-charges among the list of states announced by All India Mahila Congress today.

Here is a brief profile of all the women selected to represent the state Mahila Congress by the political party:

Indrani Mishra

Mishra is an advocate by profession and has been a former National General Secretary of Youth Congress. She was also the Congress MP candidate from Asansol in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections but lost to BJP’s Babul Supriyo who has been re-elected from Asansol in 2019 as well. In February this year, she was appointed as the secretary of All India Mahila Congress. She will now be handling Jharkhand State Mahila Congress

Netta D’Souza

Along with Mishra, D’Souza has also been chosen to represent Jharkhand Mahila Congress. She has been a former National Head of NSUI training. She has also worked in the position of General Secretary of Mahila Congress and Secretary of Youth Congress. D’Souza is with the political party for over a decade now working in various departments and designations. She was also a member of the Madhya Pradesh screening panel constituted for poll-bound states before the Lok Sabha Election 2019.

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Danasari Anasuya Seethakka

She is the MLA from Mulugu constituency of Telangana and has now become the state in-charge of Chhattisgarh State Mahila Congress. In the 2018 assembly election, she was up against Azmeera Chandulal of the TRS and Banoth Devilal of the BJP but she defeated both the candidates to win the constituency.

Dipika Pandey Singh

Former District President, Singh will be heading Bihar State Mahila Congress. She belongs to Godda district of Jharkhand and has been working to eradicate social issues in the district. In 2016, she exposed Munna Marandi, the son of Jharkhand Bharatiya Janata Party president for sexually exploiting and marrying a minor girl. After her raising the issue, another girl submitted a complaint to the State Commission for Women against Marandi for sexually exploiting her for two years on the pretext of marriage.

Sowmya Reddy

Reddy is the MLA from Jayanagara (a BJP stronghold) in Karnataka and will now be chairing the Tamil Nadu State Mahila Congress. She is the only woman MLA to be elected in Bengaluru alongside 27 men who won earlier. Her work focuses on equality rights and animal rights. She has been working in the space of grassroots activism, research, training, community mobilisation, humane education, animal welfare, environmental protection and policy advocacy for over 13 years now.

These states include Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Bihar and their respective state in-charge are Indrani Mishra and Netta D’Souza (Jharkhand), Danasari Anasuya Seethakka, Sowmya Reddy, Advocate Fathima Rosna and Dipika Pandey.

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Fathima Rosna

The All India Mahila Congress secretary is also going to hold the position of state in-charge of Telangana Pradesh Mahila Congress. She is a lawyer by profession and also a member of the Waqf Board of Government of Kerala. Rosna has been practising law for over two decades now and originally belongs from Malappuram in Kerala.

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