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Congress appoints transgender person as general secretary, women's wing

January 10, 2019

The Indian National Congress (INC) party have become torch bearers of inclusion by appointing a transgender woman Apsara Reddy as their General Secretary of its women's wing, the Mahila Congress. This way, INC becomes the first Indian party to appoint a transgender person in their leadership. This latest move from Congress was cheered by people from across the country. A photograph of Congress President Rahul Gandhi standing alongside Apsara Reddy and Mahila Congress Chief Sushmita Dev was tweeted by the official account of Congress party.

Welcoming Apsara Reddy to @MahilaCongress As @sushmitadevmp puts it the path for inclusivity comes through acceptance and compassion beyond the set societal norms.#Womenpositive-All India Mahila Congress

Reddy promised that she will work towards the welfare of women in India by adhering to the Congress manifestos.

"#Respect for #Congress in making #India more inclusive and not hanging on to societal norms that are patriarchal, regressive and outdated. #Congratulations #ApsaraReddy to be a part of the mainstream", tweeted Deepal.

Reddy, who had joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in the year 2016, is a popular transgender activist as well. She has worked alongside the Bharatiya Janata Party as well. Reddy worked as a journalist before entering full-fledged into politics. History is going to be re-written with Reddy's entry into the national office.

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