First transgender Kajal, to contest Odisha Assembly polls

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Bhubaneswar:  “For people like me, the public is my family,” said Kajal Nayak, a transgender, who will be the first in the ‘other’ gender category to contest the Assembly/ Lok Sabha polls in the political history of Odisha.

Kajal, who has appeared her Matric examination this year, will be contesting from Korei Assembly constituency in Jajpur district as a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate.

The 27-year-old transgender said: “I have been associated with the people from Jajpur area through social works for over a decade. Impressed by my works, I have been offered a party ticket by Krushna Chandra Sagaria (BSP Odisha chief) to contest from Korei.”

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