Apsara Reddy Appointed Congress’s First Transgender Officebearer

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Congress tweeted a photo of Apsara Reddy (right) with party chief Rahul Gandhi.

New Delhi:

The Congress has appointed transgender activist Apsara Reddy as a national general secretary of its women's wing, the Mahila Congress, making her the 134-year-old party's first transgender officebearer.

Congress tweeted a photo of her with party chief Rahul Gandhi.

Apsara Reddy has been appointed the first transgender National General Secretary of @MahilaCongress by Congress President @RahulGandhipic.twitter.com/qDTZSgaoMH

– Congress (@INCIndia) January 8, 2019

Welcoming Apsara Reddy to @MahilaCongress
As @sushmitadevmp puts it the path for inclusivity comes through acceptance and compassion beyond the set societal norms.#Womenpositivehttps://t.co/pG3AnmPc6J

– All India Mahila Congress (@MahilaCongress) January 8, 2019

A former journalist, Apsara Reddy had joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or AIADMK party in May 2016.

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She had moved to the pro-Sasikala camp of the AIADMK after party icon Jayalithaa's death later that year.

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