Panchayat polls: Sengar's daughter questions mom's ticket cancellation by BJP

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Panchayat polls: Sengar's daughter questions mom's ticket cancellation by BJP

Friday, 16 April 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

As polling for the first phase of panchayat elections ended on Thursday, former Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Unnao and rape convict Kuldeep Sengar's daughter Aishwarya questioned the cancellation of ticket to her mother, Sangeeta Sengar, by the ruling party and asked if she and her mother did not have the right to live with dignity.
In a video posted on her Twitter account on Thursday morning, Aishwarya is heard saying, "Namaskar, It doesn't matter what my name is, but my surname is Sengar. For the last three years my family has been facing injustice. My mother Sangeeta Sengar is a member of Unnao Zila Panchayat for the last 15 years and has been a part of active politics. She has been fulfilling her duties with utmost sincerity and honesty. Probably that is why she was also chosen as Zila Panchayat Chairperson."
The BJP rejected the candidature of Sangeeta after announcing her name as the party's official candidate for zila panchayat member's post after the family of the rape victim opposed it.
In the video, Aishwarya questioned why her mother's candidature was cancelled. "While giving a ticket to a woman is it prudent to see who her husband or father is? Why she is branded as tainted. What was her fault? Can anyone explain this to me?" she asks in the 90 second video.
The dismayed daughter further said: "Political parties talk about women empowerment but are not ready to recognise the good work done by a woman in politics. Instead, they start looking at her through the prism of which family she belongs to."

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