Elections are here and it is raining freebies for women! After promise of cash allowances to all women in different states that are going to polls shortly, Sonu Sood is the latest entrant to join the list. Malvika Sood Sachar, sister of actor Sonu Sood has announced her candidature from Moga, Punjab.
Punjab will be going in for Assembly elections in Feb/Mar and all political parties are wooing women with promises such as monthly grants, free gas cylinders to electric scooters. On Tuesday, Malvika too held “the largest bicycle distribution drive” for women and girl students at Daulatpura Neewan village.
About the Campaign
Malvika has started ‘Mogey di dhee’ campaign, projecting herself as ‘Daughter of Moga’ while touring villages. On Tuesday, women and girls who were given the bicycles were also given ‘Mogey di dhee’ badges.
Malvika, who is yet to announce her political affiliation and has adopted a philanthropist approach for her election campaign till now, was accompanied by her brother Sonu Sood as she distributed bicycles to district’s needy girl students and ASHA workers.
Campaigning for her sister, actor Sonu Sood made an emotional appeal to the voters and said,
You can support whomever you want but whenever you need any help, you can come to us. Be it for your daughter’s education or any health treatment. Our family will always stand with you. You just need to call us once and we will be standing behind you.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Malvika said that instead of making pre-poll promises, she felt it was better to “do this so that people themselves know who worked for them”. She added,
The message today was not just me but every woman who works hard in life everyday is a daughter of Moga and we need to make them feel special. All of them are ‘Mogey di dheeyan’ and that’s why today our tagline was ‘Hun aayi Mogey di dhee di vaari’ (now it’s the turn of all daughters of Moga).
We contacted village sarpanches and got a list of needy girl students and they were given bicycles today. Also, ASHA workers who worked really hard during Covid were also given bicycles. Instead of making announcements, it is important to do something.
Freebies By Other Political Parties
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal had announced Rs 2,000 monthly grant to all women heads of blue card holder families
AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal announced Rs 1,000 per month grant for every woman of Punjab aged 18 or above
Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday claimed that Congress government will give Rs 2,000 per month and eight free gas cylinders to women homemakers and EV scooties, Rs 5,000-20,000 reward for girl students from class 5 to 12 (standard-wise), tablets and interest free loans for girl students
All we can say is Woman Card is the new appeasement politics by every single political party. While fully-abled women are enjoying privileges without accountability, Men are busy fighting over politics. Men do not speak up, neither they question the hypocrisy in the name of equality.
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