AIDS victim against Mahanta
Guwahati, Mar 4: An HIV positive patient will be contesting against former Asom Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.
The Congress is all set to field Sangeeta Goswami against Mr Mahanta at Barhampur from where the former Chief Minister has been wining since 1985.
'' She will be joining the Congress today at Nagaon and contesting the elections'' said her sister and constant companion Ankita Goswami. Sangeeta is the niece of senior Congress leader Nripen Goswami.
Sangeeta is reported to have close rapport with the Congress as she was given a ''government job and a house'' by the Congress government. She has been the most visible anti AIDS campaigner in the region and has been leading the state all over the world.
She is now physically alright. For the past one decade she has been carrying the HIV which she acquired from her husband. She also lost her baby daughter who had been suffering from the disease.
The Congress is trying to champion the cause of women and AIDS in one stroke as her fight will be more a token than a practical one in Mahanta's citadel.