Maharashtra, first state to stage special drive for transgenders to register as voters


Maharashtra has become the first state to launch a special awareness drive to ensure that transgenders in the state register as voters in greater numbers.

The state branch of the Election Commission of India (ECI)  launched the drive on April 15, celebrated as Third Gender Day. According to ECI officials, despite the approximate population of third genders in Maharashtra being pegged at more than 10 lakh, only about 1,700 are registered voters.
Takeaways from above News-
  • Maharashtra becomes the first state to launch a special drive for transgenders to register as voters
  • CM of Maharashtra is Devendra Fadnavis and governor of Maharashtra is C Vidyasagar Rao.

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Source- The Indian Express

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