Archana Gautam
Archana Gautam

In a disturbing turn of events, Archana Gautam, the poster face of Congress’s “I’m a girl, I can fight” campaign, was assaulted by party workers outside the Congress office. The incident is all the more shocking as it involves a prominent woman leader from within the party.

A Viral Outcry

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A distressing video clip of the assault on Archana Gautam has spread like wildfire across various media platforms. The video clearly shows the young leader being manhandled, and her elderly father, in a pitiable state, lies on the ground. Throughout this ordeal, Archana can be heard pleading for water for her ailing father, a plea that tragically falls on deaf ears.

Archana’s Rise to Fame

Archana Gautam’s name is not unfamiliar to many. She was a notable contestant and managed to reach the top 5 in ‘Bigg Boss 16’, which aired from October 2022 to February 2023. Her resilient nature and strong persona in the show resonated with many viewers. Furthermore, she showcased her adventurous side by participating in the popular stunt-based reality show, ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’.

An Unfortunate Irony

Adding an ironic twist to the story, Archana had visited the Congress office to extend her congratulations to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and Priyanka Gandhi. Her reason? The recent passing of the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Act, 2023’ in the Parliament. Following President Draupadi Murmu’s endorsement, the Act was converted into a law, paving the way for a 33% reservation for women in both Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

Raising Issues from Within

This is not the first time Archana has pointed out the misdoings within the party. She had previously highlighted the misbehavior of some Congress leaders towards Congress leader Alpana Verma, an incident that allegedly occurred under the influence of alcohol. This serious allegation resulted in an FIR being lodged in Madhya Pradesh.

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Archana Gautam

Archana’s Political Journey

For those who may not know, Archana’s association with ‘Bigg Boss 16’ isn’t her only claim to fame. She had also taken the political plunge by joining the Congress party and contesting the assembly elections.

This recent assault incident has cast a shadow over the party’s internal dynamics and raises questions about the safety and respect accorded to women leaders, even within progressive political circles.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.