Nagaland: For the first time in 60 years, two women became MLAs

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Two women candidates have created history by winning the assembly elections in Nagaland.

In the history of Nagaland, which has 60 assembly seats, this is the first time a woman has won a state assembly election. Although the women here have already represented the state in the country’s parliament.

This time a total of 183 candidates contested in the Nagaland Assembly elections, out of which only four were women. Of these, two women candidates, Hekani Jakhlu (Dimapur-III seat) and Salhoutuonuo (West Angami seat), were fielded by the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP).

The women candidates of BJP and Congress could not win the elections but both the women candidates of the ruling NDPP, Hekhni Jakhlu and Salhoutuonuo not only managed to win the elections and created history.

Recently, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio had said that Naga people have to change their thinking that Naga women cannot be in decision-making bodies.

At the same time, organizations working for women’s rights and gender equality in the state have been demanding to increase the participation of women in politics.

After the victory of these women, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio tweeted and congratulated and wrote, “You are taking forward the hopes of women and generations to come as changemakers and role models. I hope you have the same passion.” And stay courageous.”

On the other hand, Hekani Jakhlu said on his victory, “It is the victory of my people who have reposed their faith in me with their hopes and aspirations. I dedicate my victory to God and to serve my region with full honesty and integrity.” I take a pledge.”