Third gender Ritu elected UP chairman in Kaliganj...

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Third gender Ritu elected UP chairman in Kaliganj

 Jhenaidah Correspondent

 Published: 09:25 PM, 28 November 2021  

Third gender Ritu elected UP chairman in Kaliganj

Third gender Ritu elected UP chairman in Kaliganj

Third gender Nazrul Islam Ritu, an Independent candidate, has been elected chairman of No 6 Trilochunpur Union Parishad under Kaliganj upazila in Jhenaidah.

Ritu won the election with symbol pineapple symbol. Nazrul Islam Channa and Mahbubur Rahman of Hatpakh symbol vie against Ritu in this union.

Nazrul Islam Ritu got 9536 votes while his nearest rival Nazrul Islam Chana got 4404 votes.

The winning chairman is the son of the late Abdul Quader of Dadpur village in Trilochanpur union of Ritu upazila. He has three more brothers and three sisters. The three brothers live in Dhaka and the sisters are married. He had to leave the village at the age of 7 and move to Dhaka as his third gender was revealed. Although he studied a little, he did not cross the primary boundary due to various social barriers. From a young age, he grew up with his team guru at Demra police station in Dhaka. He is now 43 years old. He takes care of the next responsibility of the Guru.

Regarding the election, Nazrul Islam Ritu said, this victory belongs to the people of Trilochanpur Union. I am indebted to every human being. I will try to repay people's debts through work.

Earlier, in the last upazila election, a third gender named Pinki Khatun was elected vice chairman from adjoining upazila Kotchandpur. He was recognized as the first people's representative of the third gender in the country.