Agatha K Sangma (NPP): This 37-year-old National People’s Party (NPP) candidate has won from South Tura Constituency in Meghalaya. A former MP in the 15th Lok Sabha elections, she was the youngest Union MoS for Rural Development during Manmohan Singh’s regime. She is the daughter of Late Purno Sangma, a former CM of Meghalaya and is from Walbakgri, Tura, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. A holder of LLB degree from Pune University, she had pursued her Masters in Environmental Management from Nottingham University.
Dikkanchi D Shira (Congress): Wife of former CM Mukul Sangma and daughter of Lt. Ira R Marak, she is the former Deputy Speaker of State Assembly. She is an active social worker. Contesting from the Ampati constituency of Meghalaya, she is a resident of Chengkompara village in West Garo Hills.
Rhakila (BJP): This 66-year-old BJP candidate is contesting from the Tuensang Sadar II constituency. She is an active social worker and politician by profession. There was an attempt on her life by the NSCN in 2013. She is a resident in the Officer’s Colony of Nagaland and has taken steps in the past for women’s empowerment in the State. She was the Chairperson of the Nagaland State Social Welfare Board in 2011.
Awan Konyak (NDPP): Daughter of Late Nyeiwang Konyak, she is contesting in the 47-Aboi Nagaland Constituency for the 2018 Assembly Elections. The 38-year-old social worker and politician is a member of the NDPP party. She is the first Konyak woman to contest in elections. She has completed her Masters in Philosophy from Delhi University, and is a resident of Ngangching village.
Santana Chakma (BJP): A social activist by profession, this 32-year-old BJP candidate is contesting from Pencharthal Constituency in North Tripura. She is a resident of Unakoti district of Tripura.
Kalyani Roy (BJP): This BJP candidate contesting from Teliamura constituency is an advocate by profession. The
51-year-old resident of West Tripura has allegations against her for making threatening calls to Booth Level Officers in the 2018 Assembly elections. She was also the president of the Pradesh Mahila Congress and raises her voice against crimes against women in the state.