Akhilesh Yadav fields ‘transgender’ for Mayoral post in Ayodhya municipal election; heres more
It is being described as an attempt to provide representation to all sections of the society, the Samajwadi Party has fielded a transgender by the name of Gulshan Bindu as its candidate for the Mayor’s post in the Ayodhya-Faizabad municipal corporation election.
Gulshan Bindu had last contested the 2012 Assembly elections and managed to secure 22,023 votes while finishing fourth in the elections.
It need be mentioned that this is considered a BJP bastion and as it is Uttar Pradesh is being ruled by BJP government.
Samajwadi Party released its first list of candidates on Sunday for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh municipal elections.
While the party has fielded spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary, Deepu Manethi Valmiki for the Meerut Nagar Nigam, IM Tomar has been named for the Bareilly civic body, Yusuf Ansari for Moradabad, Muzahid Kidwai for Aligarh, Rahul Saxena for Jhansi, Gulshan Bindu for Ayodhya-Faizabad and Rahul Gupta for Gorakhpur municipal corporations.
Later in 2012, Gulshan even tried her luck with the Chairman’s post in the Faizabad Nagar Palika and this time, she finished second and gave a tough fight to the BJP’s Vijay Gupta.
In her past elections, Gulshan became extremely popular with her slogan: “Na Muslim, Na Hindu, Abki Gulshan Bindu”.
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that the party has given representation to all sections of the society. “Today women and traders are the worst hit by the BJP’s policies,” he said.>