32-year-old transgender files nomination papers for Telangana elections
A 32yearold transgender, contesting the December 7 Assembly elections in Telangana, filed her nominations Monday
Hyderabad: A 32-year-old transgender, contesting the December 7 Assembly elections in Telangana, filed her nominations Monday.
Chandramukhi is contesting on a CPM-led Bahujan Left Front or BLF ticket from Goshamahal constituency.
She is pitted against former minister and senior Congress leader Mukhesh Goud and controversial BJP leader T Raja Singh in the constituency.
"No party came forward to give a transgender a ticket to contest the polls. But, BLF gave me the ticket and I filed my nominations," Chandramukhi told PTI.
"Nowadays, power is enjoyed only by a few sections. I want to change that," she said.
Replying to a query as to why she chose Goshamahal, the transgender-activist said it is where most of the business community from the north lives and the womenfolk of the community know the plight of the transgenders.
"If elected, I will focus on the problem of child labour, which is prevalent in the constituency, and also ensure that housing scheme for the poor is properly implemented," she said.
Originally a male, Chandramukhi underwent a sex-change procedure 15 years ago and has since been living with the transgender community.