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Mahila Congress gets first transgender general secretary in Apsara Reddy

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday appointed as the of its women wing -- (AIMC)-- making her the first transgender woman to be an office-bearer of the party.

The was appointed to the post by in the presence of Lok Sabha MP and AIMC

An advocate of transgender's rights, was earlier with the and the before eventually joining the Congress.

"I will campaign vociferously against the fascist BJP dictatorship that drives a coloured agenda that reduces people to what they eat, how they pray and how they love," said after her appointment.

"I will work towards women's economic empowerment, against social injustices and helping women find their human rights," she added.



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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 20:12 IST