1. Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) clinches victory in Mizoram assembly elections with a decisive majority of 27 out of 40 seats.
2. 32-year-old Baryl Vanneihsangi, a ZPM member, makes history as the youngest woman MLA in Mizoram, marking a groundbreaking success.
3. ZPM’s substantial win reshapes the political landscape in Mizoram, setting the stage for transformative changes in the state.
Aizawl, Dec 06: In a landmark victory, the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) has emerged triumphant in the Mizoram assembly elections, securing a substantial majority with 27 out of 40 seats.
The historic win includes the groundbreaking success of 32-year-old Baryl Vanneihsangi, a member of the ZPM, who has now become the youngest woman MLA in Mizoram. Vanneihsangi secured her victory by an impressive margin of 1,414 votes from the Aizawl South – III constituency.
Before venturing into the realm of politics, Vanneihsangi had established herself as a notable figure through her roles as a radio jockey and TV presenter. Her charismatic presence and advocacy for gender equality garnered immense popularity, especially among the youth in the state. With a staggering following of over 253,000 on Instagram, she effectively utilized her platform to champion causes close to her heart.
Following her electoral success, the former TV presenter passionately addressed the issue of gender equality and encouraged women to pursue their passions without constraints.
In an interview, she stressed the importance of breaking societal norms, stating, “I just want to tell all the women out there that our gender doesn’t stop us from doing anything that we like and wish to pursue. It doesn’t prevent us from taking up something that we are passionate about. My message to them is that regardless of which community or social strata they belong to if they want to take up something, they should just go for it.”
Vanneihsangi, who holds a Masters in Arts (MA) from the North Eastern Hill University in Shillong, previously served as a corporator in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation. Her transition from the media industry to politics underscores her commitment to public service and the empowerment of women in Mizoram, marking a significant chapter in the state’s political landscape.