Manipur sees record 5 women MLAs

Imphal, March 11 2022: For the first time in the history of Manipur Legislative Assembly, five women representatives have been elected.

The five women who have been elected and would soon take oath as Members of Manipur Legislative Assembly are S Kebi of the BJP (Naoriya Pakhanglakpa AC), Irengbam Nalini of the NPP (Oinam AC), SS Olish of the BJP (Chandel AC), Kimneo Haokip Hangshing of the Kuki People’s Alliance (Saikul AC) and Nemcha Kipgen of the BJP (Kangpokpi AC) .

The first woman to be elected to the State Assembly was the late Hangmila Shaiza who got elected on a Janata Dal ticket from Ukhrul Assembly Constituency in 1990. Hangmila Shaiza was the wife of late and former Chief Minister Yangmasho Shaiza.

In the 2012 Assembly election, Manipur elected three women MLAs, Okram Landhoni of the Congress (Khangabok AC), Ak Mirabai of the Congress (Patsoi AC) and Nemcha Kipgen then with the Congress (Kangpokpi AC) .

In 2017, the Manipur Assembly saw two women MLAs in the persons of Ak Mirabai and Nemcha Kipgen who had then joined the BJP.

This is the third time that Nemcha Kipgen has been elected to the Assembly.

Three Independent MLAs have also been elected to the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly.

They are Nishikant Singh Sapam (Keishamthong AC), Haokholet Kipgen (Saitu AC) and J Kumo Sha (Karong AC) .

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