While a section of the citizens are of the idea that Meghalaya being a matrilineal society should have more female MPs, however NPP candidate for Shillong parliamentary seat, Ampareen Lyngdoh felt that she should not be elected just because of her gender.
Lyngdoh who kicked off her campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections at Mairang today urged the public to treat her equally as her opponents and look at her as an MLA of the people and not as a male or female representative.
“I am neither a male nor a female MLA. I am the public’s MLA. Forget that I am a female. In fact I will work hard and also prove to you that I’m no less than the male representatives that you would choose. What is that about being a female? Choose me as your MP by taking an example from the works that I have done and achieved. Choose me because I have experience and already as a party we have contacts in Delhi. Don’t choose me just because I’m a woman, it looks foolish. I am here today as a resident of Meghalaya and I’m confident I will fight and work hard,” Lyngdoh said.
“There is a need for the MP to connect to the grassroot level and I believe I will be able to do justice to my work,” she added.
Lyngdoh also said that NPP is a party that works and ensures to complete the work and not leave it halfway or work only during elections.
Lyngdoh was accompanied by party leaders like Hamlet Dohling, Ransom Sutnga among others.
The NPP had organised this event to also strengthen the NPP Mairang Block Committee and to also welcome Congress MDC Batskhem Ryntathiang who has decided to join the NPP.