Transgenders to manage Kolkata polling booth

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Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) Members of the transgender community will be deployed at a polling booth in Kolkata for the April 30 assembly polls, an official said on Wednesday.

“One booth in south Kolkata will be managed by a few members of the third gender,” Smita Pandey, district electoral officer for Kolkata South, told IANS.

“We will reveal the rest of the details a day ahead of the polls,” she said.

Kolkata South goes to the polls on April 30. West Bengal has 758 members of the third gender enlisted as voters and two transgender candidates.

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