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Northeast Today

Immigrant from Pakistan to contest panchayat elections in Rajasthan

Immigrant from Pakistan to contest panchayat elections in Rajasthan
January 17
11:39 2020

NET Bureau

Neeta Sodha, an immigrant from Pakistan who was recently given Indian citizenship is contesting panchayat elections in Rajasthan’s Natwara.’

“My father-in-law has been an active member in Panchayat and guides me in my political journey. I came to India 18 years back but I was given nationality just 4 months ago and now I am fighting for the Sarpanch elections,” said Sodha.

Neeta said that she wants to work for women empowerment and better education in the village.

“I will try my best to take women forward. I will work for better education and hospitals. Most importantly, I will ensure that women are given their wages for better growth and prosperity of the village,” she added.

Sharing her experience in India, she said, “India has a better living condition for women and education than Pakistan. Since the time I have come here I have received great support from the people which helped me to move forward.”

Source: India Today

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