Shakila, one of the representatives of the community, told DNA that eight seats have been identified for contesting elections in the state but added that names of the seats would be announced at an ‘appropriate time’.
Around 2,000 eunuchs affiliated to 19 panchayats across the country have gathered in Ujjain for offering pind daan during ongoing shraddh paksha.
Significantly, political aspirations of eunuchs are not new to Madhya Pradesh. The state has the distinction of electing first eunuch legislator from Suhagpur assembly seat in Shahdol district–Shabnam Mousi. Eunuchs were elected as Mayors in Katni and Sagar too.