Mumbai: On Friday, Namita Mundada, the MLA from Beed attended the Maharashtra Assembly session and surprised everyone around her. The reason? Mundada is eight months pregnant! Also Read - Maharashtra Govt to Provide 5% Quota to Muslims in Education, Says NCP's Nawab Malik
Going viral for all the right reasons, the 30-year-old lawmaker said she heard that she is the first pregnant MLA to attend the Assembly session.
“The Budget session is going on and it is my duty and responsibility to attend it. There are many issues concerning my constituency that I need to raise in the House,” Namita Mundada told ANI.
Normalising pregnancy, the MLA also said being pregnant is not a disease but just a phase which a woman goes through.
“I also face issues like other pregnant woman but I follow my doctor’s advice and take care of myself along with my work,” she said.
Namita Mundada, a candidate fielded by the NCP during 2019 Assembly elections in Maharashtra, quit the party at the last moment to join BJP and won from Beed constituency.
Her mother-in-law Vimal Mundada was a former state minister from the NCP.
Many on social media applauded her for setting an example:
The budget session of the Maharashtra Assembly started on Monday, with opposition BJP accusing the Shiv Sena-led state government of not fulfilling the assurances made to farmers and failing to check the rising crimes against women.