Historical data shows the extent of exclusion of women in these three states. In Meghalaya and Tripura, women account for only 5% of all candidates who have contested since the early 1960s. Of the 2508 individuals who ever contested a state election in Nagaland since 1964, only 24 were women.
Number theory: How women performed in the recent North-East polls?
By Gilles Verniers,Srishti Gupta,