The quantity of women MLAs in the 126-member Assam Assembly has been declining from a excessive of 14 in 2011.
Six women had been elected to the House this time — three from the BJP, two from the Congress and one from the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP).
Ajanta Neog (BJP), who received the Golaghat seat, is essentially the most skilled among the many six, having represented the constituency 4 instances as a Congress candidate since 2001. She is the spouse of former Congress chief Nagen Neog who was killed together with eight others in an ambush by the banned United Liberation Front of Asom in 1996.
Suman Haripriya ( BJP), daughter of former Union Minister Bijaya Chakraborty, retained her Hajo seat for the second time. So did Renupama Rajkhowa of the AGP (Teok) and Nandita Das of the Congress (Boko).
The newcomers are Nandita Garlosa of the BJP (Haflong) and Sibamoni Bora of the Congress (Batadrava). The latter is the daughter of former Batadrava MLA Kiran Bora and daughter-in-law of former Chief Minister Golap Borbora.
Altogether 74 women had contested in 2021, which noticed Assam’s longest-serving girl MLA shedding the Kokrajhar East seat by 20,095 votes.
Pramila Rani Brahma of the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) had first received the Kokrajhar East seat in 1991, as an impartial. She grew to become a Cabinet Minister in Tarun Gogoi’s Congress authorities and in the outgoing BJP authorities headed by Sarbananda Sonowal.
She was one of the 14 women elected to the Assembly in 2011, yet another than in 2006. Of the 71 women who contested the 2011 polls, 48 forfeited their deposits in comparison with 39 out of 59 who misplaced their deposits in 2006.
The quantity of women MLAs dropped to eight in 2016. Three of them represented Congress, two every BJP and BPF and one AGP.
More for NOTA
Assam has had extra takers for the none-of-the-above or NOTA choice this election.
According to the workplace of the State Cheif Electoral Officer, 2,19,578 voters opted for NOTA throughout the 126 Assembly seats, understanding to 1.14% of the votes polled.
NOTA had registered 1.12% of the votes polled in 2016.