Meet the First woman candidate to contest in Mizoram LS polls

Meet the First woman candidate to contest in Mizoram LS polls

Sixty-three-year-old, Lalthlamuani, is the first woman candidate to file nominations for Mizoram's only Lok Sabha seat. This is happening for the first time in the history of parliamentary elections in the state.

This history-making candidate is a dropped out from school when she was in the tenth grade. Lalthlamuani has contested the Aizawl South-I constituency in 2017 assembly polls and secured just 69 votes.

She assured that she would make Mizoram a New Jerusalem if she wins against five male oppositions. While talking to media, he said that God wanted her to contest in order to save the identity of her community.

"We, the Mizos, are the lost tribe of Israel and we need our voice to be heard at the Centre in India. I would also like to take this opportunity and throw a challenge to all women. If a simple and less educated woman like me can fight for the Lok Sabha elections, the more educated and younger women can surely do it and bring about change. So I humbly request everyone in the name of the Lord to cast their vote for me," she said.