A row has erupted after actress-turned-politician Khushboo remarked that members of the transgender community should think twice whether they really deserve to contest in the polls or not. She has reportedly commented that transgender community pitched for big roles in politics without really working their way up.
This led to a strong protest from them who staged protest outside Sathyamurthi Bhavan, the headquarters of TNCC , in Chennai , demanding unconditional apology from the Congress’ national spokesperson.
Inba, a transgender, said it was absurd to say transgenders do not have the required experience of working in grass roots level.
“We face discrimination and rejection right from the day we are born. We don’t need to be told that we don’t have experience working on the ground,” she said, adding the transgender community was well-aware of the problems ailing society. “These comments affect our community as a whole. We strongly object to it,” said another activist