This beautiful leaders is young face of Congress in Gujarat

shweta brahambhattAHMEDABAD: Shweta Brahmbhatt, 34, says the fact that she will represent the Congress in Maninagar constituency is yet to sink in. The first-time candidate’s name was announced late on Sunday night and evoked a mixed response. Some Congress workers even protested against the decision on Monday. But Brahmbhatt is upbeat about the prospects of taking on the BJP’s Suresh Patel on December 14.
Brahmbhatt is the daughter of Congressman Narendra Brahmbhatt who had contested the AMC election in 2000. Brahmbhatt said her father has been her inspiration to enter public life. Younger of two siblings, Brahmbhatt always wanted to enter the corporate world. After earning the BBA degree from the city, she went on to do a master’s from University of Westminster, London. She worked as an investment banker with HSBC and Darashaw. At that time, she wanted to pursue the political leadership course at IIM Bangalore. “I had to choose between my job and the course and I chose the latter,” Brahmbhatt said. “I was among the 26 women and the only person from Gujarat in that course, which aims to create women leadership in parliament and legislative assemblies. During and after the course I met Congress leaders. I also got the UN scholarship afterwards.”
Brahmbhatt said that she had got a chance to fight in the 2012 assembly elections but she was focused on her career. “I got a plot in the Sanand GIDC for women entrepreneurs for an ice cream plant. It was during this period that I faced the reality,” she said. “Despite initiatives such as Stand Up India to promote women entrepreneurs, I had to go up to ministries to secure a loan. I could have gone abroad to work but I decided to persist. By that time, the economic environment was not favourable. Meanwhile, I was approached by the Congress.”
Maninagar has been a BJP bastion for decades. So how does she plan to turn the tide? “The constituency has a 75% voter base consisting of persons under 40 and women,” she said. “Youth and women empowerment are my two focus areas.” Brahmbhatt said she doesn’t believe in BJP bashing. “My only issue is, we tend to stoop so low in the name of politics,” she said. “People are going to follow leaders and thus we have to set good example. There should be a space for dissent. I chose the Congress for the ideology of democracy, socialism and secularism.”
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