Name: Dr. Prabha Kishor Taviad
Constituency: Dahod (Gujarat)
Party: Indian National Congress
Terms in parliament: First term
Contact Information: Jhalod road, opposite Mission Hospital, TA-Dahod, Dirtrict HDahod-389151, Gujarat.
Only woman candidate fielded by a political party in entire central Gujarat, Dr. Taviad was given a ticket to contest, chosen over veteran Congress leader Somjibhai Damor. A gynecologist by profession, she campaigned door to door, tying scarves on the hands of the voters (like rakhis) which became a trademark of her candidature. One of seven candidates who had fought for a seat in the Dahod constituency, Dr. Taviad’s husband Dr Kishore Taviad is the Dahod district zilla panchayat president, and a seasoned politician.
For more details, visit the following links:
- Sachin Sharma. 2009. She ties bonds with scarves. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 28/4/09. 9/7/09