Haji Vashir alias Kamla, a transgender, announced her candidacy for Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency in a press conference today.
Vashir is confident that people of Varanasi will choose her as their leader as oppose to Modi, Kejriwal or gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari who is also a four-time MLA from Mau (sadar) constituency.
Vashir, who had contested twice in the legislative assembly elections, says that she will distribute bangles to other opposition leaders after winning the Lok Sabha seat.
Corruption and poverty alleviation are listed on top of her agenda.
At a time when LGBT rights have finally found a place in the manifestos of the political parties, a strong representation from transgender community directly taking on the bigwigs is a welcoming sign. The much-talked-about Varanasi contest just turned more interesting!