Notion of age being criteria for contesting elections should change

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress candidates Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan believe that the very perspective that one needs to be reasonably old to fight the elections should change.”When a person is at a young age he/she can stand beside a common man in crisis in an effective manner. Once you attain old age, some sort of disease may affect you in some way or the other and you cannot rush to a person in crisis. Didi (Mamata Banerjee) has brought Paribartan in the state (ending the 34 year rule of Left Front) and her thought of fielding young candidates for the election might have been triggered by this perspective change,” Mimi said at a recent interview to a private Bengali television channel, with Nusrat endorsing her views. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseChakraborty will be contesting in the Jadavpur seat, while Jahan will contest from the Basirhat seat. “People of today’s young generation are well aware of politics and have their own views. Didi has surely done her calculations and has thought that both of us will be able to fulfill her expectations. Didi believes in unity in diversity and so her list of candidates has people from different fraternities,” Nusrat said. Chakraborty, who hails from Jalpaiguri, has grown up seeing her uncles who are in active politics. “I have the experience of carrying political flag seated as pillion rider on motorcycles and with Didi fielding me as a candidate I will try my best to live up to her expectations,” she added. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataWhen questioned about trolling on social media, Nusrat said that gossips and scandals have been a part and parcel of their life and they are accustomed to the same. Reacting to a poser on campaigning in the terrible heat, both of them sounded confident. “While shooting for films we have to often wear heavy dresses. Now while campaigning we can wear cotton dresses of our choice. We have previous experience of campaigns in places like Purulia, Bankura and Birbhum during summer,” Mimi said. Taking the cue from Mimi, Nusrat said that the love of people when they go for campaigning provides them with extra energy. Both the actors believe that balancing their film career with politics will not be a problem. “There are so many people from the film fraternity who are into active politics and are striking such a fine balance,” Mimi said. Both of them have already started holding party meetings with senior leaders to come out with a comprehensive strategy of campaigning and addressing the voters.last_img

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