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India’s Aam Aadmi Party puts gay rights front and center for lower house elections

The Aam Aadmi Party will put the legalization of homosexuality at the top of its election manifesto as it seeks to win its first seats in the Indian Parliament and break into national politics.

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26th March 2014 01:01

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

India’s fledgling Aam Aadmi Party is betting that championing the rights of women and minorities and fighting against corruption will be winning issues for voters as the party seeks to elect its first lawmakers in the nation’s parliament.

Aam Aadmi was established only 18 months ago but won 28 of the 70 seats in the Delhi Legislative Assembly in 2013 – making them the second largest party in the National Capital Territory of Delhi (the Indian equivalent of Washington DC) and allowing them to form a minority government with the Indian National Congress Party.

Aam Aadmi have announced that the re-legalization of homosexuality will be a priority in its election manifesto – to be released later this week.

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