The Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party is the courntry’s first political party to set up an independent cell for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community.
“We have set up an independent cell for LGBTs. To be headed by activist Priya Patil, the cell will ensure justice to LGBTs,” state NCP president Jayant Patil said in a statement. He said as per the party’s manifesto, declared during Lok Sabha and assembly polls, NCP is committed to bring LGBTs into the mainstream. The NCP will also set up a board for LGBTs in the social justice department.