The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday fielded a transgender candidate from the Prayagraj Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.Also Read - Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-Led Govt's First Cabinet Expansion Tomorrow

AAP MP Sanjay Singh made the announcement after the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) approved the name of Bhawani Nath Valmiki, better known as Bhawani Maa. Also Read - Punjab: 300 Units Free Electricity For All Households From Today, Says Bhagwant Mann | More Details Inside

Singh welcomed the party’s first transgender candidate, calling it a “historical move”. Also Read - 8-Year-Old Swims Across Yamuna Stretch In 18 Minutes

“We have already seen the derogatory Transgender Persons Protection of Rights Bill, 2016 brought in Parliament. I hope that Valmiki wins the parliament seat and represents and speaks for the rights of the community,” Singh told the media.

Valmiki has been a Member of the ‘Kinnaur Akhada’ and jury member of Delhi International Film Festival.