Remember ‘chaiwali graduate’ Priyanka Gupta, who opened a tea stall outside Patna Women’s College in Bihar? She’s back in the news, but this time for a pretty heartbreaking reason.
Bihar’s ‘graduated chaiwali’ breaks down after cart confiscated
Priyanka alleged his cart was targeted and was repeatedly arrested for doing business. Apparently, his cart was confiscated by Patna Municipal Corporation authorities for the second time. She shared a video detailing the incident and also shared her decision to shut down the stand.
Priyanka can be seen crying and venting in the video. In a broken voice, she said, “You may all recognize me, the Chaiwali Graduate, the so-called Chaiwali Graduate. I thought about doing something different in Bihar and then people supported… But that’s Bihar.
“I realized that the status of women here is confined to the kitchen. Girls are not allowed to advance,” she added.
She added that there are many carts set up in Patna doing illegal business like selling alcohol illegally. She said the system is not active and if a girl runs her own business, she is bothered by the authorities.
बिहार में गुंडाराज अपने चरम सीमा पर है यहा महिलाओं कितना सम्मान और क्या हाल है ..?
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Priyanka Gupta claims that even after getting a sales license, the cart was taken down
Priyanka claimed that she set up her stall there for a few days after getting permission from the commissioner of the Patna Municipal Corporation. But even after that, the authorities removed his cart from the place.
“We are returning home after closing our business. Thanks to the system of Patna Municipal Corporation and Bihar, who showed me my status as a girl, stay at home,” she said in the video.
Priyanka claimed that the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) granted her a sales license; however, his cart was removed.
Bihar: Priyanka Gupta, an economics graduate, sets up a tea stall near the Women’s College in Patna
I did my UG in 2019 but couldn’t find a job for the past 2 years. I was inspired by Prafull Billore. There are many chaiwallas, why can’t there be chaiwali? she said pic.twitter.com/8jfgwX4vSK
— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2022
In August, its stand was seized as part of an anti-encroachment campaign. She contacted Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav to restore her stand, after which her stand was restored.
But now it has been confiscated again.
Priyanka graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi. She opened her tea stall on April 11 this year.
The 24-year-old, from Purnia district in Bihar, decided to start her own tea stall after failing the bank competitions despite her hard work for two years.
She used to sell masala, chocolate and paan chai for Rs 20 each, kulhad chai for Rs 15 each and cookies for Rs 10. According to her, the initiative was a step towards Atamnirbhar Bharat.
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