Election Results: NDPP-BJP Alliance’s Hekhani Jakhlau Scripts History, Becomes First Woman To Become MLA In Nagaland


New Delhi: NDPP-BJP alliance’s Hekhani Jakhalu on Thursday (March 2, 2023) scripted history when she defeated her rival in the Dimapur III seat and became the first woman to be elected to the Nagaland Assembly. Jakhalu, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party candidate, defeated Azheto Zhimomi of the Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) by 1,536 votes, according to the figures available on the website of the Election Commission of India.

Four women candidates — Hekhani Jakhaulu, Salhoutuo Kruse, Hukali Sema and Rosy Thompson — had contested the Nagaland Assembly election this time.

NDPP’s Salhoutuo Kruse is currently leading from the Western Angami seat and BJP’s Hukali Sema is also leading from the Atoizu constituency.


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