CHENNAI: Transgender rights activist Kalki Subramaniam will seek to contest the forthcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu in a DMK ticket. And with that hope in mind, she will be filing her application at Anna Arivalayam, the DMK headquarters, on Saturday.
Speaking to Express, Kalki pointed out that the DMK was the first party to have recognised the community bringing in legislations to mainstream the transgenders. Hence, she would like to represent the party in the elections. “I do not know if I even stand a chance to get a seat but through this effort I want to make my intentions clear to the party leaders. I strongly believe that all minority communities should be represented in the Assembly and Parliament.”
Though she has not yet been in touch with any of the DMK leaders, Kalki said she would be communicating her decision to DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi before filing her application. If given a chance to contest, Kalki would want to expand the scope of her agenda.