Ranchi: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, a woman Congress MLA made quite a dramatic entry, as she rode a horse to Jharkhand Assembly in Ranchi. Notably, the MLA named Amba Prasad, who opted for a horse as her mode of transport to the state assembly, said that a retired army officer gifted it to her. She said, “This horse has been gifted to me by Colonel (retired) Ravi Rathore on the occasion of International Women’s Day.”Also Read - How do You Celebrate a Horse Birthday? Bihar Man Shows The Way
ANI shared the photos of the MLA riding a horse in Ranchi while a large crowd gathers outside the Jharkhand Assembly. See the pictures here:
Who is Amba Prasad ?
Amba Prasad is a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of the Indian National Congress (INC) from Barkagaon, Jharkhand. One of the youngest legislators, Amba was 31 years old when she was elected to the assembly during 2019 Jharkhand assembly election. Notably, her father Yogendra Prasad Sao was elected from this seat in 2009 and became a Minister in the Hemant Soren government in 2013. But, he had to resign after his links with Maoists came to light in 2014.
Owing to the cases pending against him, Prasad opted out of the Assembly poll race and had his wife, Nirmal Devi, fielded from Barkagaon. She won the seat in 2014, but was sent to jail in 2016 after she led a villagers’ protest against the land acquisition for state-run power generator NTPC.
With both parents in jail, Congress party gave a ticket to the couple’s daughter, Amba and she defeated her nearest rival, the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) candidate Roshanlal Chaudhary, by over 31,000 votes. Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi had also campaigned for her during the Assembly polls.