Congress gets its first transgender national-level office bearer

The grand old party has appointed activist-cum-journalist Apsara Reddy as a general secretary of the All India Mahila Congress. With Apsara, the Congress Party has become the first political party to appoint a transgender person as an office bearer of its women’s wing at the national level.

A renowned gender rights and human rights activist, Apsara in the past worked in several mainstream political organisations such as the BJP and AIADMK. It remains unclear why she has switched her loyalty suddenly towards the grand old party.

It is assumed that she might have been impressed by the way the Congress Party responds to the issues of the gender minorities.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and AIMC president and lawmaker Sushmita Dev have attended the ceremony in which the appointment has officially authorised. Both have opined that the new member would be an asset to the Congress faction.

While speaking in the ceremony, she has said that she would contribute to the inclusion of women-centric policies in the manifesto of the grand old party.

She has also assured that she would create a close relation with each and every sub-committee of the AIMC, which, at present, has active sub-committees in each and every state across the country.

Apsara is expected to help the centrist party to wrist the support of the gender minority communities, which have in the near past organised several programs across the country to come to the forefront of the society.


Vignesh. S. G

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