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Allies

The Pink List's allies are politicians who have silently supported LGBTQ+ rights through small statements or actions within Parliament. This list primarily comprises of those who supported Shashi Tharoor's Private Member Bill to scrap Section 377 in the Lok Sabha.

Note: This is an archive of public statements made by candidates on LGBTQ+ issues only. We do not endorse any of the candidates on the list and encourage you to probe into their views on axes of inclusion including (but not limited to) caste, class, religion and gender.

 

Saumitra Khan | Bishnupur, West Bengal

Bharatiya Janata Party​

Santosh Gangwar | Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

Bharatiya Janata Party​

Mahendra Nath Pandey | Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh

Bharatiya Janata Party​

Eknath Gaikwad | Mumbai South Central, Maharashtra

Indian National Congress

Jitin Prasada | Dhaurahra, Uttar Pradesh

Indian National Congress

Ranjeet Ranjan | Supaul, Bihar

Indian National Congress

Ravneet Singh Bittu | Ludhiana, Punjab
Indian National Congress

Arpita Ghosh | Balurghat, West Bengal

Trinamool Congress

Dasrath Tirkey | Alipurduars, West Bengal

Trinamool Congress

Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil | Shirur, Maharashtra
Shiv Sena

Rahul Shewale | Mumbai South Central, Maharashtra 

Shiv Sena

Rabindra Kumar Jena | Balasore, Odisha
Biju Janata Dal

Bhartruhari Mahtab | Cuttack, Odisha
Biju Janata Dal

Kaushalendra Kumar | Nalanda, Bihar
Janata Dal (United)

B. B. Patil | Zahirabad, Telangana
Telangana Rashtra Samithi

Boora Narsaiah Goud | Bhongir, Telangana

Telangana Rashtra Samithi

Shailesh Kumar Mandal | Bhagalpur, Bihar

Rashtriya Janata Dal

Vijay Hansdak | Rajmahal, Jharkhand
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

Dushyant Chautala | Hisar, Haryana

Jannayak Janata Party

Pappu Yadav | Madhepura, Bihar

Jan Adhikar Party

Raju Shetti | Hatkanangle, Maharashtra

Swabhimani Paksha

Joice George | Idukki, Kerala

Independent (Backed by Left Democratic Front)

Anil Hebbar Koni | Mumbai North East, Maharashtra
Independent

Sahil Shah | Mumbai South, Maharashtra

Bhartiya Manavadhikaar Federal Party

Firoz Shaikh | Mumbai North Central, Maharashtra
Independent

Baban Thoke | Mumbai North East, Maharashtra
Independent

Mohammad Hayat Mohammad Husain Shaikh | Mumbai South Central, Maharashtra

Independent


Ramchandra Kachave | Mumbai South, Maharashtra
Kranti Kari Jai Hind Sena

Balasaheb Sable | Mumbai South Central, Maharashtra

Bharatiya Manavadhikaar Federal Party

Yogesh More | Mumbai South Central, Maharashtra

Bahujan Republican Socialist Party

Rajesh Bhavsar | Mumbai North Central, Maharashtra

Bharatiya Manavadhikaar Federal Party

Mohammad Mehmood Syed Shah | Mumbai North Central, Maharashtra 

All India Minorities Front

Akhtar Shaikh | Mumbai North, Maharashtra

Independent

 
Bhaskar Goud | Mumbai North East, Maharashtra

Independent


Shahina Parveen Shakil Ahmad Khan | Mumbai North East, Maharashtra

Independent

 
Akshay Sanap | Mumbai North Central, Maharashtra

Maharashtra Kranti Sena


Milind Kamble | Mumbai North Central, Maharashtra 

Bharat Jan Aadhar Party


Vikas Rokade | Mumbai South Central, Maharashtra

Independent

 
Samaysingh Chandaliya | Mumbai North, Maharashtra

Bahujan Mukti Party


Ajay Dubey | Mumbai North West, Maharashtra

Jan Adhikar Party

 
Vijendra Rai | Mumbai North West, Maharashtra 

Independent


Abusalim Shaikh | Mumbai North West, Maharashtra

Rashtriya Ulama Council