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Third gender group from Churu wishes Rahul poll win

IANS  |  New Delhi 

was taken by surprise when a group of third genders from visited his residence, here on Sunday, to wish him and his party victory in the 2019 elections.

and three others followed the as he came out of his residence at the Tughlaq Lane along with Ajay Maken, the party's candidate and former Union Minister, to cast his vote.

However, the (SPG) did not allow them to come close to Gandhi who walked over 600 metres to the polling booth at the in the Aurangzeb Lane area.

The group waited for Gandhi to come out after casting his vote, but were again out of luck as he was then surrounded by The then invited to his residence for an interaction.

Taking a cue, and her friends also walked along with to his residence.

When asked, told IANS: "We have come from Churu in to bless our leader."

As to why they were backing the Congress, she said: "has always worked for the poor. We have come here to bless him and his party victory in this elections."

When Gandhi noticed Kamla and her friends, he came to interact with them. They gave him their blessings and also asked for some donation.

Gandhi asked to them wait for some time. They were served some refreshments, but no money was given due to the election code of conduct.

Voting for 59 seats across seven states is being held on SUnday in the sixth phase. These include all the seven seats in the national capital where the BJP, and the are in a triangular fight.

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 17:28 IST