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Maharashtra: NCP sets up LGBT cell

Party state president Jayant Patil and MP Supriya Sule formally launched the cell in Mumbai, which will be headed by Priya Patil, a transgender activist.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: October 6, 2020 9:43:45 am
LGBT cell, NCP sets up LGBT cell, Supriya Sule, Jayant Patil, Mumbai news, Maharashtra news, Indian expressIn 2019, the NCP had appointed Patil as a member of its state working committee, becoming the first party in Maharashtra to nominate an LGBT activist on a prominent political position.

Claiming to be the first political party in the country to take such a step, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP on Monday launched a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cell.

Party state president Jayant Patil and MP Supriya Sule formally launched the cell in Mumbai, which will be headed by Priya Patil, a transgender activist. In 2019, the NCP had appointed Patil as a member of its state working committee, becoming the first party in Maharashtra to nominate an LGBT activist on a prominent political position.

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