Hyderabad: A transgender candidate of Bahujan Left Front, led by CPM, went missing ahead of Telangana Assembly Election 2018, the voting of which is scheduled for December 7. In connection with the matter, a “missing person” case has been filed.
32-year-old Chandramukhi M, is a transgender activist, who is contesting the Telangana polls on a Left party ticket from the Goshamahal seat in Hyderabad. Her main rivals on the Goshamahal seat are Congress leader Mukhesh Goud and BJP’s T Raja Singh. Her supporters went looking for her everywhere possible the entire day on Tuesday, but could not find her.
“She has been unreachable and her mother has been in a state of extreme despair. She is feared to be kidnapped,” a police complaint filed by Chandramukhi’s aides said.
Associated with the Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti, Chandramukhi has actively participated in several rallies on seeking better facilities and treatment of the transgender community. She decided to contest the Telangana assembly election in order to help the transgender community.
“We fear for her safety and condemn the lack of safety measures organised for her and for other women and transgender candidates,” one of her supporters was quoted as saying in a PTI report.
Chandramukhi’s campaign kicked off a day before she went missing.
The voting for Telangana Assembly polls will be held on December 7. The counting of votes in the state will be done on December 11, along with four other states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.