Tribal rights activist Soni Sori may contest from Bastar on AAP ticket

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Bastar, Feb 17: Tribal rights activist Soni Sori has reportedly got ticket from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to contest Lok Sabha polls from Bastar in Chhattisgarh.

According to a report, Sori met and held talks with the senior AAP leader Prashant Bhushan and told him that she is keen to join politics.

"Charges against her (Soni Sori) are bogus. She has been targeted because she works for tribal rights," an NDTV report quoted Bhushan as saying.

BJP leader Dinesh Kashyap presently represents Maoist-affected Bastar seat.

BJP leader Dinesh Kashyap presently represents Maoist-affected Bastar seat.

37-year-old Sori has worked with Chhattisgarh tribals in their struggle. She was granted permanent bail by the Supreme Court, earlier this month, and was lodged in Jagdalpur central jail since 2011 on charges of aiding naxals.

Out of six cases against her, she has been acquitted in four cases.

A mother of two daughters and a son, Sori had complained of sexual assault and inhumane treatment by police officials in Raipur jail.

Her husband, Anil Futane, had passed away on August 2 last year at his home in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, following brutal injuries in police custody.

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