Here women are the head of the family, yet there is no special significance in politics.

Here women are the head of the family, yet there is no special significance in politics.

Though Khasis, Garo and Zantia, the three major tribal tribes of Meghalaya may be maternal in nature, but in the electoral process, no political party is seen giving women special attention.

Elections are going to be held on February 27 for 60 seats of the state assembly, but the rumors of yet to contest the elections of three outgoing women legislators are on the verge. Last five women had reached the Assembly

Padmashree Patricia Mookheem, who closely watched social aspects and women affairs, said, "Elections in Meghalaya are for money and muscle only and if you can not give men a brilliance, then you should be with them. You can also use muscle and money because elections are very important for the male-dominated society, but no party is talking about giving tickets to women.

Dynasty is practiced only by the youngest daughter in the family, and this daughter, known as Katdhu, is considered the guardian of the ancestral property, and she is responsible for the care of parents and other family members of the family and the careless. Raises.

It is also the responsibility of the person to complete the funeral. Bindo M. Laong, senior leader of the regional United Democratic Party, said, "We believe in women's independence, but these women are not being made part of the electoral process nor are they coming forward, so what can we do in such a scenario? . '

This party is contesting on 36 seats and it has fielded only one female candidate in the Nagaon assembly constituency in RH Bhoi district. Apart from this, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress have not yet declared the names of their candidates, but if the previous record is seen, then it seems that this time too, they are not going to give tickets to more women.

There is no single women MP from the state yet. Women activist Agnes Kharasing said that elections in Meghalaya are fought for wealth and muscle and women's empowerment is limited to articles only and the performance of women who have contested assembly elections can not be called as good.

According to a survey of non-governmental 'Northeast Network', 50 percent of women believe that they do not want to participate in election process due to corruption. And even more so, the role of women in village councils and courts is not in the decision makers.