Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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Sonamoni Khatun: Trinamool Congress Foot Soldier In Basirhat

Sonamoni Khatun, a third-year BA student, is campaigning for Trinamool Congress' candidate Nusrat Jahan.

Sonamoni Khatun: Trinamool Congress Foot Soldier In Basirhat
Sonamoni Khatun: Trinamool Congress Foot Soldier In Basirhat Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

“As a woman and a political worker, I have my ears to the ground and have harir khobor (literally ‘news from the pot’, or intimate details) of every home in my village,” says 20-something Sonamoni Khatun . As a brazen noonday sun beats down, a mee­ting is underway at the Trinamool Congress office in Itinda village, near the India-Bangladesh border in North 24 Par­­­­ganas district. Sonamoni is pla­nning the booth-level campaign strategy with a group of women party workers from neighbouring vil­­lages. They discuss Tollywood star and TMC Lok Sabha candidate Nusrat Jahan’s visit.

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