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Two transgender candidates in Lok Sabha poll fray

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Mar 28, 2019, 4:14 am IST
Updated : Mar 28, 2019, 6:36 am IST

Jatin Mummy is a candidate from the Jogati Kinnar Samaj and Sneha Kale is from the Kinnar Samaj.

According to Jatin, they have no voice in Parliament. (Photo: File)
 According to Jatin, they have no voice in Parliament. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Two transgender persons from Mumbai are contesting the Lok Sabha elections. Jatin Mummy, who is contesting from the Mumbai north east seat on a Durbal Ghatak Aghadi ticket, says she wants to represent the Jogati Kinnar community in Parliament to make people aware of the problems faced by them. The party is contesting 46 seats, of which Jogati Kinnar candidates are contesting two seats.

Jatin Mummy is a candidate from the Jogati Kinnar Samaj and Sneha Kale is from the Kinnar Samaj. They are both contesting on Durbal Ghatak Aghadi tickets. Jatin is contesting the north east Mumbai seat while Sneha is contesting the north central seat.

According to Jatin, they have no voice in Parliament. “If I get elected, I will talk on these issues to create awareness among the public. I will also work to implement the NALSA judgment for the welfare of the Kinnar community,” said Jatin.

On the other hand, Sneha Kale is a graduate who is contesting the north central Mumbai seat. “I have seen society very closely as a kinnar. There are issues and problems. I want to work on them. People are not happy and supportive in my decision to contest this election. But I am least bothered about it as I have to work,” said Sneha.

Tags: lok sabha elections, transgender, kinnar community
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