Heavyweight Ajsu leader and Giridih MP Chandra Prakash Choudhary is not going to forget the recently concluded Jharkhand Assembly elections in a hurry.
Two young women fielded by the Congress shattered the dreams of his wife Sunita and elder brother Roshanlal of reaching the state Assembly.
Sunita got defeated by Mamta Devi, 34, in Ramgarh while Roshanlal’s defeat in Barkagaon came at the hands of Amba, 31, a law student and a civil service aspirant, who was looked upon as a political novice.
Chandra Prakash was a three-time MLA from Ramgarh before he contested the parliamentary elections from Giridih and won.
He had served as a cabinet minister in the governments led by both Arjun Munda and Raghubar Das and was known for setting up several big projects in Ramgarh, including colleges.
It was expected that Chandra Prakash would leave no stone unturned to ensure his wife’s victory.
Mamta Devi, who defeated Chandra Prakash’s wife Sunita by a margin of around 28,000 votes in this Assembly election, is the wife of Bajrang Mahto, who runs a roadside hotel in Gola where the couple lives with their son.
A graduate from Jubilee College in Bhurkunda, Mamta had become an anganwadi worker after getting married to Bajrang.
In 2016, she decided to contest the high profile Zilla Parishad elections and defeated Chandar Mahto, known to be a close aide and confidant of the Giridih MP.
After her victory in the recently concluded Assembly elections, Mamta promised to look into the problems of the area, that had been neglected all these years.
For Amba Prasad, the daughter of former agriculture minister Yogendra Sao, joining politics was more of a compulsion.
Amba had to jump into active politics after her parents Yogendra and Nirmala Devi, both of whom had represented the same constituency earlier, had to opt out owing to the criminal cases slapped against them.
After defeating Ajsu’s Roshanlal Choudhary by over 31,000 votes, Amba said she would work for the people of this area honestly and selflessly as her parents did.