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Delhi gets its first transgender councillor

Current Affairs

  • The national capital’s municipal corporation is all set to get its first transgender councillor as Bobby Kinnar, who was fielded by the Aam Aadmi Party, won from Sultanpuri 43 A ward of Sultanpur Majra Assembly.
  • A popular face in Sultanpuri area, 38-year-old Bobby’s association with the AAP dates back to Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement of 2011. Bobby had contested MCD elections in 2017 as an independent candidate but lost.
  • Bobby is the president of the Delhi unit of ‘Hindu Yuva Samaj Ekta Awam Anti-Terrorism Committee’ and has been associated with the forum for the past 15 years.
  • She is engaged in various social works and runs a primary school for children in Sultanpuri area.
  • Her life is nothing short of inspirational. She had faced bullying and harassment in school and had to drop out in Class IX. When she was a teenager, the transgender community took her in, and she became a wedding dancer.
  • Eventually, Bobby began social work and entered politics. In an earlier interview, Bobby had expressed the desire to see more people from the transgender community becoming actively involved in politics.

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