Transgender enters fray in C'durga

Transgender enters fray in C'durga

A transgender has entered the Lok Sabha fray as an Independent candidate from Chitradurga constituency. Bhavana, who runs a dhaba, submitted nomination papers on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters, Bhavana said that transgenders were a exploited lot and several such communities were deprived of welfare measures. “The only progress till now is the Election Commission giving voting rights to sexual minorities. I am contesting elections to ensure welfare of deprived section of society,” Bhavana said.

Bhavana said that people elected till now had neglected the welfare of Chitradurga district which had remained a backward area. The implementation of Upper Bhadra Project is being delayed and so is the direct rail line to Bangalore.

The sexual minorities across the State had been invited for canvassing, Bhavana added.

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