MCD polls: AAP’s Bobi Rajpal from Sultanpuri becomes Delhi’s first transgender Councillor

She says her gender identity hasn’t been a hurdle in the path of her public work but there are still some people who make snide remarks. “I learnt to accept such comments and choose to do my work.” she says.

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By: TNI Team
Updated: 07 December, 2022 3:03 pm IST

Social worker and transgender Bobi Rajpal has scripted history by becoming the first transgender councillor to win the civic polls in Delhi. She has been associated with social causes for 15 years and also was an active member of the anti-corruption movement spearheaded by Anna Hazare.

Rajpal who has a natural gift for gab, in an earlier interview to The New Indian had said that people of her ward wanted a transgender because they had voted for both men and women Councillor but neither gender could improve their condition.

“The people of my ward know me as a social worker. They encouraged me to contest the MCD elections. They said that if you become an elected representative you will be able to better help us.”

Last time she contested as an independent candidate. On our question on why she had chosen the AAP she said, “I was associated with the Anna movement. And it was from that movement that AAP was born. AAP has done stupendous work in Delhi. I don’t think any other party can match what AAP has done for Delhi. Neither BJP or Congress. Look at the work they have done on every front – education, health care facility. It is top notch.”

She is impressed by the fact AAP has done work for every section of society. “For elderly they are organising pilgrimages and the move to give free bus rides to women commuters helped me make up my mind that I will seek a ticket from AAP.”

She says her gender identity hasn’t been a hurdle in the path of her public work but there are still some people who make snide remarks. “I learnt to accept such comments and do my work.” she says.

The counting for votes for the MCD elections are underway. AAP has already won 132 seats and is leading in 2 seats out of 250 seats. BJP’s tally stands at 104.

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