Guwahati: Popular Assamese actress Angurlata Deka recently made headlines not only for winning the seat of her constituency but as ‘hottest women MLA’ in India. She won from Batadroba, a minority dominated seat, by a margin of close to 6000 votes.
Angurlata is now objectified by the sexist and misogynist on social media with the pictures of her early stint – that of a model and television actor. Several articles in leading online portals described her as the “hottest woman MLA”. Her looks are given more priority than the promises she made.
Talking to a news portal, Angurlata said that her being an actress would help her to connect well with her voters. She even added that she is into this field to prove that woman like her can also bring positive changes in this world.
While Angurlata is focused on the task that she has taken up, social media and press are more concerned about other aspects of her life.
Some Congress supporting trolls even went on to say that Angurlata’s hotness was the main reason behind BJP’S victory in Assam.