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Odisha assembly polls: BSP fields a Transgender candidate

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The (BSP) on Saturday decided to field a transgender named from assembly seat for upcoming assembly elections in Odisha.

Kajal, also a from Jajpur region said, "I am happy that BSP has decided to give ticket to me to contest the poll. I approached many political parties earlier but no one entertained me, I am thankful to BSP for showing their faith in me and in the transgender community."

Kajal is also the of and has been working for transgender rights as well as on local issues.

"There are many issues in the region which need to be raised along with issues related to transgender community. I want to raise issues of transgenders along with the issues of the people of the region" added Kajal.

Hailing the step, BSP leader, said that the party believes in social empowerment of all communities.

"We have decided to give ticket to because BSP believes in social empowerment of all communities. No one talks about transgenders, if we want their development we have to bring them in main stream," said Sagaria.

Odisha has 147 assembly constituencies that will go to polls in four phases starting April 11 and will be held along with the Lok Sabha elections.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 23:08 IST