Sofia Firdous: Breaking Barriers as Odisha's First Muslim Woman MLA

Sofia Firdous, an IIM Bangalore alumnus and real-estate firm head, made history as the first Muslim woman MLA of Odisha. Her win in the Barabati-Cuttack Assembly seat symbolizes unity and brotherhood. She credits her father’s legacy for her political debut and strives to serve her constituency effectively.


PTI | Bhubaneshwar | Updated: 10-06-2024 16:54 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 16:54 IST
Sofia Firdous: Breaking Barriers as Odisha's First Muslim Woman MLA
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Sofia Firdous, an IIM Bangalore graduate, has etched her name in history as the first Muslim woman MLA of Odisha, representing the Barabati-Cuttack Assembly seat. Her victory stands as a testament to the spirit of unity and brotherhood that transcends religious barriers.

Raised in the diverse cultural milieu of Cuttack, Firdous emphasizes her Odia pride. Despite her Muslim upbringing, she shares a deep bond with Hindu friends and participates actively in local festivals. She contends that spirituality unites people beyond religious divides.

Her entry into politics was influenced by her father, Mohammed Moquim, a prominent Congress leader. Initially stepping in to preserve her father's legacy amid legal challenges, Firdous now vows to prioritize development and uphold the trust placed in her by the constituency. Her leadership and vision promise a new era for Barabati-Cuttack.

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