Meghalaya politics in women's hands: Mahila Congress president

Politics in matrilineal Meghalaya lies in the hands of women as women voters not only outstrip men, but are politically more aware, All India Mahila Congress president Anita Verma said.

Meghalaya has more female voters (7,53,307) than male, "They (women) are more politically aware and the politics scenario lies in their hands," Verma said.

"You will see women coming out in large numbers voting for the Congress on February 23 and I am sure Congress will be able to form the government on its own," she said.

Verma expressed confidence that at least 90 per cent of the six women candidates fielded by the Congress would get through, if not all of them.

Pointing out that national issues would not be a factor in the upcoming polls, she said that people of the state would exercise their franchise keeping in mind local issues.

Verma says price rise cannot be stopped by anyone as it is a global phenomenon.

She said the Congress was banking on the schemes initiated by the UPA government at the Centre and the fact that the Congress had always been with hill states.

As the Congress was not a party based on caste or religion, Verma said people should vote for the party so that the state gained from the Centre.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.