Who is BJP MLA Chandana Bauri?
Chandana Bauri is an Indian politician from Bharatiya Janata Party. In May 2021, she was elected as the member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Saltora.
Chandana Bauri, the wife of a mason who was fielded by BJP in Bankura, won from Saltora by a margin of more than 4,000 votes. According to her affidavit, the mother of three owns assets worth just Rs 31,985 while her husband has assets amounting to Rs 30,311.
The BJP may have lost in West Bengal, but there is talk of a BJP candidate’s victory all around. Chandana Bauri, who contested election from saltora west bengal seat on BJP ticket, defeated TMC Candidate Santosh Mandal. More than his victory, the discussion is about his simplicity and economic status.
Chandana Bauri Biography/Wiki
The victory of a woman BJP MLA, Chandana Bauri grabbed all the headlines. She contested from Saltora seat on a BJP ticket and defeated Sandeep Mandal of TMC. Her victory is also in the news because she comes from an ordinary family and has a hut and some money in the name of the property.
Bauri’s husband is a daily-waged mason. He earns Rs 400 daily. According to her election affidavit, Bauri has Rs 6,335 cash in her bank account while her husband’s bank account has just Rs 1,561 cash.
The affidavit showed that Bauri owns assets worth Rs 31,985 while those in the name of her husband are valued at Rs 30,311. Bauri and her husband have no agriculture field. Bauri sometimes also works as a labourer to help her husband. While Bauri studied till Class 12, her husband is 8th pass. The couple has 3 goats, 3 cows and a hut. Both are MNREGA cardholders. Bauri and her husband received Rs 60,000 in 2020 under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana to construct a pucca house. They invested the fund to make a two-room pucca home.
Unaware of the given party ticket
Bauri had earlier said that she was unaware that the party has given her a ticket. It was her neighbours who told Bauri about her candidature.
“Before the tickets were announced I had no idea that I would be selected as a candidate in the legislative assembly polls. Many people encouraged me to apply for a nomination online, but I did not think I would be able to achieve this feat,” Bauri had said during an interaction with ANI earlier in March.
According to Bauri, her husband was a member of the Forward Block and later joined the TMC. He joined the BJP later after being harassed by TMC workers.
Chandana Bauri Education
Chandana has studied till 10th std and is Madhyamik Pass Under West Bengal Board of Secondary Education in the year 2008.
Chandana Bauri Networth
While Chandana’s family comes from a scheduled caste, she lives in a hut along with her husband and children. In the affidavit given in the Election Commission, Chandna has only 6335 rupees in his bank account. She has total deposits of 31,985 Rs. along with three cows and three goats in the name of the property. Chandna’s house does not even have a toilet.
Chandana Bauri wins in Vidhan Sabha Election
Everyone is shocked by the story of Chandana Bauri, the wife of a daily wage labourer who reached the assembly. Bauri defeated Trinamool Congress candidate Santosh Kumar Mandal by 4,000 votes. Chandana’s story of passing away in a hut is also becoming viral on social media. While someone is describing the victory of Chandana Bauri as the identity of democracy, some are defining it as the BJP’s reach to the common people. Sunil V. Deodhar who is the National Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party shared her story on Twitter which is going viral all over the internet.