Hekani Jakhalu becomes nagaland’s first women mla; wins from Dimapur-III seat | Kohima News


NEW DELHI: Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party’s (NDDP) candidate Hekani Jakhalu on Thursday won Dimapur-III assembly seat becoming first woman to be elected to Nagaland state assembly.
This is for the first time the state has got a woman representative since Nagaland became a state in 1963.
Nari Shakti award winner Jakhalu Hekani won Dimapur-III assembly seat by 1,536 votes. She secured 14,241 votes defeating Lok Janshakti Party(Ram Vilas) candidate Azheto Zhimomi who got 12,705 votes.
Whereas, Indian National Congress (INC) candidate Vetetso Lasuh got just 357 votes.

Votes polled by Dimapur-III candidates.

Votes polled by Dimapur-III candidates.

“This is only the first step. We need to do many good things in future,” said Hekani Jakhalu on her victory.
Jakhalu, who was honoured with the Nari Shakti Award in 2018, had made the four-point commitment to the people of the constituency.
During elections, the social entrepreneur, had also committed to providing livelihoods to youth, fighting for the rights of women, making her constituency a model one and laying special emphasis on the development of minority-inhabited areas of her constituency.
Meanwhile, the NDPP-BJP alliance is heading towards victory in Nagaland.


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