Apsara Reddy : Congress’s First Transgender Office-Bearer

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi : In a departure from practice, the Indian National Congress has gone ahead in appointing a transgender as an office bearer in its women’s wing.

INC president Rahul Gandhi yesterday 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 office-bearer.

A former journalist, Apsara Reddy, who was with the BJP earlier, quit the party within a month citing BJP’s ‘repressiveness’.