First Woman Contestant for Mizoram Lok Sabha Seat

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A woman candidate has filed nomination for Mizoram parliamentary elections. Sixty-three-year-old Lalthlamuani will be contesting as an Independent candidate against five male rivals in the constituency reserved for scheduled tribes .Mizoram, which has a total electorate of 770,395, goes to the polls on April 11. The constituency is held by Congress
The grandmother of five runs a non-government organisation (NGO) called Chhinlung Israel People Convention (CIPC), which comprises Mizo Jews who believe they are one of the 10 mythical “lost tribes” of Israel.
Lalthlamuani had contested the Aizawl South-I constituency in last year’s assembly polls as well but secured just 69 votes.The grandmother of five runs a non-government organisation (NGO) called Chhinlung Israel People Convention (CIPC), which comprises Mizo Jews who believe they are one of the 10 mythical “lost tribes” of Israel.
A Christian-majority state, Mizoram is also home to around 20,000 Jews who claim to be descendants of these tribes and the state has three synagogues, one of them run by Lalthlamuani. Although woman voters (4,02,408) outnumber men (3,81,991) in Mizoram, they don’t have enough representation in legislative bodies.

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