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Ignored by Cong, transgender stands independently for Ludhiana elections

PTI
Published : Feb 13, 2018, 5:12 pm IST
Updated : Feb 13, 2018, 5:13 pm IST

Bibi Banto expressed confidence that she would win elections with a thumping majority.

Among the voters, 5.67 are male, 4.82 lakh are female while 23 belong to the transgender community. (Representational Image)
 Among the voters, 5.67 are male, 4.82 lakh are female while 23 belong to the transgender community. (Representational Image)

Ludhiana: A member of the transgender community on Tuesday filed nomination papers for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) elections.

Bibi Banto has filed her nomination papers as an independent candidate from ward number 27, which comprises surrounding localities of Mundial Kalan village on the outskirts of the city at Chandigarh road here.

Banto said that she had applied for the Congress party ticket but she was ignored.

Banto expressed confidence that she would win elections with a thumping majority.

The polling is going be held on February 24 while counting of the votes would take place on February 27.

In the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation area, around 10.50 lakh voters would exercise their franchise to elect their representatives from 95 wards.

Among the voters, 5.67 are male, 4.82 lakh are female while 23 belong to the transgender community.

Tags: ludhiana municipal corporation, ludhiana mc elections 2018, transgender candidate, congress
Location: India, Punjab, Ludhiana