The state is about to go to polls on February 27 and the outcomes will likely be introduced on March three. Of the 195 candidates vying for a seat within the 60-member Meeting this time, 5 are girls.
Whereas Wedie-u Kronu and Mangyangpula are contesting the polls on Nationwide Individuals’s Social gathering (NPP) tickets from Dimapur-III and Noksen Meeting constituencies, Rakhila is a BJP nominee from Tuensang Sadar-II seat.
Awan Konyak of the newly-formed Nationalist Democratic Progressive Social gathering (NDPP) is preventing the election from Aboi seat and Rekha Rose Dukru is an Impartial candidate from Chizami constituency.
The ruling Naga Individuals’s Entrance (NPF), nonetheless, has not fielded any girls candidates this time.
NPF president Shurhozelie Liezietsu, throughout a latest media interplay, mentioned: “No lady within the celebration has proven curiosity in contesting the polls.”
Barring Rakhila, the 4 different girls candidates are first timers.
The BJP nominee is the spouse of former minister and four-time legislator Lakiumong, who died in 2006 after a protracted sickness. Rakhila misplaced the final election from the identical Tuensang Sadar-II seat by round 800 votes.
“Males in energy don’t carry out. I’ll do what they have not accomplished to date,” mentioned Ms Rakhila.
NDPP candidate Awan Konyak is daughter of four-time former MLA Nyeiwang Konyak, who handed away earlier this month.
“Ladies make important contributions to the society daily. Their issues, nonetheless, are sometimes ignored. I need to give attention to gender equality and girls empowerment,” she mentioned.
Mangyangpula, another drugs practitioner, mentioned Noksen is 100 per cent prepared for a lady chief.
“The bottom actuality on this constituency is horrible even after 50 years of the states formation,” she mentioned.
Women and men collectively within the 60-member Home will make lots of distinction, Rekha Rose Dukru, an entrepreneur-turned-politician, opined.
Wedie-U Kronu, a social employee, feels girls can convey constructive modifications within the society.
“It’s tough to wash the system of corruption. I entered politics to convey a few change within the system,” she mentioned.
All 5 of them have been campaigning on social media for a number of weeks.
Welcoming the ladies candidates, Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer, Abhijit Sinha, mentioned the quantity has elevated from two in final elections to 5 this time.
The adviser of Naga Moms Affiliation (NMA), a high girls’s physique within the state, Rosemary Dzuvichu, mentioned, “We’re joyful to see these girls step into the fray. All girls voters in these constituencies should assist and vote for them.”
Ladies participation is equally vital as that of males, mentioned social activist and entrepreneur Elu Ndang.
“We must always encourage Naga girls to take part within the decision-making our bodies,” she mentioned.
Rano Shaiza, a member of United Democratic Social gathering, was the primary and solely lady on this state who was elected to Lok Sabha in 1977. She died of age-related illnesses in 2015.