It will be a defining moment in the life of Manvi Vaishnav, 31, who will exercise her franchise on December 14 using her new Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC). Born Yogesh Vaishnav, Manvi has struggled a lot — she left home as a child, lived with eunuchs before undergoing sex revision surgery in March 2017 — to evolve into a beautiful woman that she always knew was trapped inside a male body. "After the operation, I obtained a certificate from the civil surgeon and got a gazette notification done. It was then that I approached the election officers with supporting documents and made changes in my voter ID card. It will be a major moment in my life when I will stand in a woman's queue and cast my vote," Manvi, who works with an NGO, said.
November 5 / Times of India