Madhu Kinnar, 35, an independent candidate has become India's first transgender mayor after beating the incumbent BJP candidate in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh state's sixth largest city. Kinnar is from the untouchable Dalit caste. She dropped out of school after eighth grade and sang and danced on trains for money. She said cleanliness and the construction of drains are her priorities. She also said the poor stood by her and she will take care of all in Raigarh. She will also restore ration cards of the poor people that were cancelled.