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.