Tamil Nadu: Transgender seeks AIADMK ticket to contest assembly elections

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-03-17 14:19 Chennai: The transgender community on Thursday sought All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) ticket to contest the upcoming assembly elections. On behalf of the transgender community, Sudha applied for a nomination ticket from the AIADMK head office. "I came here to the AIADMK head office to file nomination for the upcoming assembly election. We transgender have come here to get our seats from amma (J Jayalalitha). Our chief minister has done a lot for us. We have faith that we will win this election." Tamil Nadu will have single phase assembly elections on May 16, and the results will be announced on May 19. Tamil Nadu's 15th legislative assembly is ruled by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK. It has 234 assembly seats. In 2011 assembly elections, AIADMK had won 150 seats, DMDK-29, DMK-23, CPM-10, CPI-9 and Others-13 seats. (ANI)