Congress Appoints Apsara Reddy As Its First Transgender Office-Bearer

Mumbai: Congress appointed transgender worker Apsara Reddy as the General Secretary of its Women’s Wing, from which she became the first Transgender officer of the 133-year-old party at the national level.

Renowned transgender journalist and activist Reddy was appointed by the party president Rahul Gandhi as National General Secretary of the All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) in the presence of Lok Sabha MP and AIMC chief Sushmita Dev.

Reddy has worked with the BBC World Service, The Hindu, Commonwealth Secretariat in London, New Indian Express and Deccan Chronicle. She has written columns on topics including consumerism, politics, celebrity lifestyles and education.

The newly-appointed general secretary, Reddy, said: “I will meet with a cross-section of women to address issues pertaining to their rights.”

“I will work with the Congress’ Mahila state unit’s across India towards women’s economic empowerment, fighting against social injustices, helping women find their human rights and help contribute to the Congress party’s manifesto with women-centric policies,” Reddy said.

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