Nagaland has 54 years of statehood, and no woman elected legislator after 12 elections

Nagaland has 54 years of statehood, and no woman elected legislator after 12 elections

Nagaland has 54 years of statehood, and no woman elected legislator after 12 elections


Kohima is the state of Nagaland State at 54 years old and the state has not chosen a legislator has gone woman to date, despite the elections 12 times the assembly of the state. The next election of the assembly will take place on February 27 in the state and the results will be announced on March 3rd. This time in the Assembly elections 195 candidates of 60 members of which only five are women.


Ticket Vedii-U Kronu and National People's Party Mngyangpula (NPP) fight: Dimapur-III and Noksen constituencies respectively. At the same time, Ashtila is the BJP candidate of the Tuensang Sadar-II headquarters. Awan cognac newly 'Fneshnlist Progressive Democratic Party (Andeepeepi) while in the fray of the Aboi headquarters line every day Dukru Cijami independent candidate of the constituency.


The ruling Nagaland People's Front (FNP) has not nominated women this time. FNP President Shurhojili Lijitsu had recently "said a woman at the party have expressed interest in the contest. Four other candidates, with the exception of Ashila, are arguing for the first time. BJP Rakhila former minister and wife of four times Lkiumong deputy. Luckymong died in 2006 after a long illness. The last election was defeated by Ashila TienSang Sadar-II seat of about 800 votes.

NDPP candidate Avan Kooyak is the daughter of Nayyawang Konya, a four-time MLA recently deceased. He said, "Women make important contributions to society every day. Their problems are usually ignored. I want to focus on gender equality and women's empowerment.


Welcoming the candidates, Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said that the number of women candidates has increased from two to five this time in the last election.


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