Geniben Nagajibhai Thakor[1] is an Indian politician[2] and member of the legislative assembly of Gujarat legislative assembly from Vav.[3][4] She contested 2017 Gujarat legislative assembly election from Indian National Congress and won against Shankar Chaudhary of Bharatiya Janata Party.[3]

Political career

Thakor had contested 2017 Gujarat legislative assembly election from Vav constituency and won with margin of 6655 votes.[5] Thakor is considered as close-aid of Alpesh Thakor by media sources.[6][7] As of 2019, she is member of legislative assembly.

Views

In 2019, Geni Thakor supported the decision of [1] Thakor community to ban use of mobile phones for unmarried girls of community.[8][9][10] Thakor said that nothing was wrong in move to ban mobile for girls and "they should stay away from community and spend more time in studying".[11] Previously, in 2018, she provoked people to burn the rape accused instead of handing them to police.[12][13][14] Later, she clarified that she was trying 'to calm down women'.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b Lobo, Lancy (1995). The Thakors of North Gujarat: A Caste in the Village and the Region. Hindustan Publishing Corporation. ISBN 978-81-7075-035-2.
  2. ^ Candidate profile
  3. ^ a b "Vav election results: Congress leader Thakor Geniben Nagaji wins". India Today. Ist. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Gujarat Elections 2017: Congress' Thakor Geniben Nagaji wins from Vav Vidha Sabha seat". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Vav Assembly Election 2017-18 LIVE Results & Latest News: Election Dates, Exit Polls, Results, Live Updates, Winning Candidates & Parties". India.com. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Congress MLA Geniben Thakor, considered close aide of Alpesh Thakor, says 'rape accused should be burnt alive'". Firstpost. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  7. ^ Correspondent, dna (14 April 2019). "Gujarat: MLA Geniben Thakor contradicts Alpesh Thakor on sale of tickets". DNA India. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Inter-caste marriages, mobile phones for girls banned by Gujarat's Thakor community". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  9. ^ Langa, Mahesh (17 July 2019). "No mobile phones for girls, no inter-caste marriages: Gujarat's Thakor community". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  10. ^ Bhattacharya, D. P. (16 July 2019). "Thakor Samaj 'bans' use of mobiles by unmarried Kshatriya women in a dozen Gujarat villages". The Economic Times. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Thakors Ban Inter-Caste Marriages, Mobiles For Girls; Congress MLA Lauds Move". The Wire. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  12. ^ a b ""Burn Rape Accused Alive": Gujarat Congress Lawmaker Tells Crowd". NDTV.com. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Finish those who rape, don't hand them over to police: Alpesh Thakor's aide Geniben provokes mob - WATCH video". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  14. ^ Correspondent, dna (12 October 2018). "Rapists should've been burnt alive, says Gujarat Congress woman MLA Geniben Thakor". DNA India. Retrieved 26 November 2019.