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Transgender leader Meera Parida joins BJD

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Transgender joined Biju Janta Dal on Sunday in the presence of Chief Minister

Speaking to ANI, Parida said, "It is a proud moment because it has never happened in the past. No ruling government have given a chance to a transgender."

When asked whether she is planning to contest in upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Parida said, "If the (party) supremo will ask me to, I will definitely contest an election."

The polls in 21 Lok Sabha seats and 147 assembly constituency in will be held in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. Counting of votes is slated to take place on May 23.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 16:06 IST