Mizoram's TV anchor becomes MLA, three women reach assembly for the first time

Mizoram Woman Mla Mizoram Election Results: Mizoram created history on Monday when for the first time three women candidates were elected to the 40-member assembly.

Dec 5, 2023 - 10:10
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Mizoram's TV anchor becomes MLA, three women reach assembly for the first time

Mizoram Assembly elections have not only changed the party but also changed the tradition. For the first time, three women MLAs have been elected in this north-eastern state. The number of assembly members in Mizoram is 40. Now three women will also be seen leading their assemblies.

Zoram People's Movement candidate Lalrinpui won from the Lunglei East constituency. The same party's candidate and television anchor Beryl Wanneihsangi Aizawi was elected from the South-3 seat. Apart from this, Pravo Chakma of Mizo National Front won from the West Tuipui seat.

Lalrinpui and Pravo defeated Congress male candidates while Baril Vanneihsangi defeated her MNF rival. The Christian-dominated Mizo society has a patriarchal culture. Mizoram's main political parties have rarely nominated women candidates in the Lok Sabha and assembly elections. No woman candidate won the elections in 2013 and 2018.

A total of 174 candidates contested the elections held on November 7 in Mizoram. There were 16 women in this. There were 209 candidates in 2018. There were 18 women in it. There were 136 candidates in 2013. Only six women had contested the elections. The first woman elected to the legislature in Mizoram (which was given Union Territory status with a 30-member legislature in 1972) was L. of the People's Conference. Was Thanmavi.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer