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Transgender woman files nomination for Dec 7 polls

In a first, Telengana has a transgender candidate contesting for polls in the state, scheduled for 7 Dec.

32-year-old Chandra Mukhi is a transgender activist and will contest on CPM led-Bahujan Left Front(BLF) ticket from Gosha Mahal constituency.

She is pitted against senior Congress leader Mukhesh Goud and BJP leader T Raja Singh.

“Nowadays, power is enjoyed only by a few sections and I want to change that. So, if elected to power, I will address issues relating to transgenders and child labour, which is plaguing the constituency,” she said.

Born as Rajesh, Chandramukhi underwent sex-change procedure 15 years ago and has been living with transgender community since.