Bhubaneswar:19/3/19: BJD President Naveen Patnaik has played the women card to the hilt by nominating little-known woman with no experience in politics to contest Lok Sabha polls from politically-sensitive Aska parliamentary constituency.
Pramila Bisoi, who is heading Satsang self help group in Nalabanta village, was nominated by Patnaik to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.At the age of 70 she has been selected to contest from Aska parliamentary constituencythough her education is limited up to two class(Ditya sreni)
She is a political nonentity. Nobody in the political circles heard her before. She might have drawn the attention of BJD chief for good work in SHG sector in Ganjam district, said BJD sources.
Playing an emotional connect with Aska constituency and women’s SHG movement in Odisha he said “Two deceased ago; I had launched my political career from Aska parliamentary constituency. Pramila’s candidature is a tribute to 70 lakh women SHG members in the State”.
Patnaik kept up commitment of fielding 33% women candidates in 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha in the upcoming elections by nominating 3 women candidates in the nominees’ list in nine LS seats announced today.
Kousalya Hikaka (Koraput), Sunita Biswal (Sundergarh) and Pramila Bisoi (Aska) were nominated by Patnaik to fight polls from the Lok Sabha.