Who Is Priya Patil? Sharad Pawar's National Congress Party (NCP) Forms LGBT Cell | A transgender became the head of the country's first LGBT political cell, the mother was expelled from her home at 13, spent many nights starving » India News
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Who Is Priya Patil? Sharad Pawar’s National Congress Party (NCP) Forms LGBT Cell | A transgender became the head of the country’s first LGBT political cell, the mother was expelled from her home at 13, spent many nights starving

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Priya Patil (right) and Supriya Sule (left) are extremely close. Priya told that only on her request, Supriya Sule agreed to build such a cell in the party.

  • With the financial crisis facing transgender Priya 13, the society, family and her mother also turned against her and expelled her from the house.
  • During her stay at Virar railway station, she had to suffer sexual abuse several times, had to go hungry for several nights, and lived in a pair of clothes for a year.

The National Congress Party (NCP) has become the first political party in the country to start a separate cell for the LGBT community. On Monday in Mumbai, Baramati MP Supriya Sule and party president Jayant Patil made Mumbai’s transgender Priya Patil its president. Priya Patil, who lived on the platform of Virar station for a year, shared her journey till politics.

Mother pulled out of the house at the age of 13
Born on 3 July 1987 as a boy in Vasai-Virar, adjoining Mumbai, Priya’s childhood was spent in difficulties. At the age of 9, she realized that she was somewhat different from a normal child and when she was 10, her father left her and her mother left.

Facing financial crisis, she turned 13, society, family and her mother also turned against her. The family did not like their stay with the girls and one day the mother pushed them out of the house.

Priya, who contested BMC elections in 2017, is also Mumbai's first transgender candidate.

Priya, who contested BMC elections in 2017, is also Mumbai’s first transgender candidate.

Stayed on the platform for a year
Priya Patil further told that after leaving the house she came to Virar railway station in Mumbai. Stayed here for about a year. During this time, food was not available for two-three days. People littered and at times suffered sexual harassment. For a year they had only one cloth and after bathing it dried until they dried in the bushes without clothes.

In 2002, he met some people belonging to the transgender community at Virar railway station and Priya started work with him in begging in the train, congratulations in people’s homes to feed him.

Priya Patil's dream is to raise the voice of her community by reaching Parliament.

Priya Patil’s dream is to raise the voice of her community by reaching Parliament.

Made up his mind to go into politics after the death of a friend
Priya said that one of her friends, who was working on the train begging, climbed on top of the train to escape from the police and got badly scorched by the overhead wire. After this incident, she remained in the hospital for 8 days and died due to lack of proper treatment.

This is how entry into the Nationalist Congress Party
Seeing the neglect in the treatment of friend, Priya decided that this should not happen to anyone from now on, she will try to do this. After this she first joined an NGO and then contested from BMC’s Kurla West Ward-166 in 2017. However, he lost it. However, he did not give up and in March 2019 he joined the Nationalist Congress Party.

In March 2019, it was Supriya Sule who got her entry into NCP.

In March 2019, it was Supriya Sule who got her entry into NCP.

This cell made by Priya’s idea and Supriya Sule’s effort
In the elections held after joining the NCP, he worked to strengthen the party and went door to door seeking votes. In the midst of a lockdown in the wake of the Corona epidemic in March 2020, he received information that people belonging to his community had become disillusioned. Many have been evicted from their homes by their landlords.

With no further financial support to the community, he met Supriya Sule, MP from Baramati and proposed to start a transgender cell in the party. Taking this proposal further, Supriya Sule said to include people associated with the LGBT community in it. In this way, the country’s first LGBT cell was prepared.

Along with Priya, 15 other people associated with the LGBT community have also joined this cell.

Along with Priya, 15 other people associated with the LGBT community have also joined this cell.

Priya Patil’s dream of reaching Parliament
Priya said that I wanted to roam in a red light car since childhood. It is no longer possible after the decision of the court, but I wish that one day I can speak to the Assembly or Parliament by becoming the voice of my community. Priya says that the motive behind doing this is that the people of this community also get equal rights.

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