By Shivani Kapoor - September 29, 2022
Lucknow24 minutes agoAuthor: Devanshu Tiwari
Dr. Ragini Sonkar, SP MLA from Jaunpur’s Machhlishahr Assembly is in the limelight after his tremendous speech in the assembly. In the assembly session of 22 September dedicated to women, when the doctor MLA of Akhilesh Yadav’s party SP ‘Listen, take up Draupadi’s weapon…’ When the lines were spoken, the whole house reverberated with applause. His speech went viral from Facebook to Twitter.
Dr. Ragini, who reached Lucknow to participate in the SP’s state conference, had a special conversation with Dainik NewsBust India. He shared with us many interesting things related to his professional, political life and politics of UP. You can see it in the video above.
During the speech in the assembly on 22nd September, Dr. Ragini targeted his opponents while singing this song. After this there was applause in the house. – File
Question: You gave a singing speech in the assembly. Is singing your hobby?
answer: I am a doctor by profession, so got very little time to sing and learn. But during school time, she used to sing a lot of songs. I love to sing and listen to songs. My parents also sing very well. So we can say that singing is in my genetics.
Question: After studying from AIIMS, you became an eye doctor, then how did you come to politics?
answer: My father had contested the election from Ajgara assembly in 2017. At that time I was free from my own entrance exam. So she immediately joined his campaign. During that time I went and preached among the people. At that time I got a lot of love from people. After the elections were over, then she went to Delhi to complete her MD studies. In 2020, I worked in the ICU ward of Kovid. I was the doctor of that ward in the Kovid ward where my mother was admitted.
Dr. Ragini examining the eyes of an elderly person during his visit to the Machhlishahr Assembly. – File
Seeing the condition of hospitals during Corona, I felt that politics is the only place where I will be able to help more and more people. I would also like to thank SP President Akhilesh Yadav, who gave me a chance to contest elections.
Question: Do you prefer to call yourself a doctor or an MLA?
answer: Retirement takes place in all professions. But if you are a doctor, you will be a doctor for the rest of your life. Nothing is certain in politics as to where you will be after 5 years. That’s why I am very proud to be my doctor.
Question: A special session was held for women in the Vidhan Sabha. What do you think about this?
answer: For 75 years, we have been waiting that such a moment will come in politics, when only and only women will be given the opportunity to speak in the House. This initiative has started from the largest house of India. I think this will set an example for other assemblies of the country.
Dr. Ragini Sonkar taking out a door-to-door rally in the tricolor campaign from 9 to 15 August 2022. – File
Question: What is the opportunity for women in UP politics?
answer: I am the youngest MLA in UP Vidhan Sabha. I think the only way people have to stop women here is to make such a comment on them, so that they stop there. Can’t say anything but we should think Some people will say, it is the job of the people to say…, Women should always speak in a loud voice. To be successful in UP politics, it is very important that women choose their own path.
Question: Any of your favorite politicians in politics?
answer: I have got a lot of support from Akhilesh ji and Dimple Bhabhi. Both are my favorites because of their progressive thinking. Apart from my party, I like Mamata Banerjee and Sushma Swaraj ji a lot.
Question: When it comes to women’s safety, the opposition remembers the guest house incident, Mulayam Singh’s statement, what do you think about it?
answer: The politics of UP is called dangerous because it is easy to accuse anyone here. Whether to slander someone or to humiliate someone, it all happens here. so now party ‘New air, new SP’ Running on Moto. Its purpose is to do clean politics, so that anyone associated with us can be seen with a good eye.
MLA Dr. Ragini meeting people in Machhlishahr Assembly. – File
Question: After the Lakhimpur, Pilibhit incident, voices were raised on women’s safety. What do you have to say on the security system?
answer: The state government says that we are adopting zero tolerance policy. But today cyber crime has reached its peak in UP. There are no cybercrime cells in our fish town today for such crimes. If any incident happens, one has to go to Varanasi.
I had raised a matter in the Vidhan Sabha in which a school going girl was kidnapped. She was raped for a month. She somehow escaped from there and reached the police station, so her complaint was not registered. When the complaint was lodged, his video went viral during that time period. I believe that the government has to bring strictness in all these things.
Question: Which MLA’s stonewall did you discuss in your speech?
answer: It’s not a big deal to me who they are. The big thing is that if someone is a woman MLA of the opposition, then it is not necessary that someone else should be christened in his assembly. On the one hand you talk about women empowerment, on the other hand you place the flag of your public representative in her area, then it raises questions on you somewhere.
Dr. Ragini with Rajya Sabha MPs Ram Gopal Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav during a meeting at SP office in Lucknow.
Question: Where do you see yourself in politics in the next 10 years?
answer: In the coming 10 years, I want to see not only myself, but every woman of UP succeed. Today, out of 403 MLAs in the Assembly, there are only 47 women MLAs. I want to see this picture changing in the coming year.
Question: Looking at today’s time, what message do you want to give to the girls of UP?
answer: I just want to say this to all the girls and mothers of UP – If you want to be successful, then keep your steps heavy. Get out and keep friends with the storms. Difficulties will be met step by step, it is certain. You continue your journey. You continue your journey.