THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There are several new faces trying their luck this time, including CPM’s K. A. Ansalan (Neyyatinkara), CPI's E. T. Tyson Master (Kaipamangalam), BJP’s Renu Suresh (Kongad) and Congress’s S. Sarath (Cherthala).
Ansalan, 49, is the CPM area secretary. “My promise to my voters is to provide uninterrupted drinking water as it is a huge issue in Neyyatinkara. I am confident of winning from here as the voters are looking for a change of guard as they are fed up of inflation and lack of proper transport system,” said Ansalan.
CPI’s Kaippamangalam candidate E. T. Tyson Master, 51, says: “My promise to my voters is that I would take steps to strengthen the sea wall, reduce unemployment and help the homeless to get homes.”
Renu Suresh, 38, Mahila Morcha state president, had contested unsuccessfully in the local bodies election in Perumbavoor and is now contesting in Kongad reservation seat.
“Sitting CPM MLA K. V. Vijayadas has deprived the SC/ST community here of basic infrastructure. For instance, there is not even a single toilet in the Palakkayam tribal colony where there are 150 families”, said Renu who has bagged the state award for the best SC/ST worker.
Cherthala Congress candidate S. Sarath, 32, is known as the protégé of senior Congress leader A. K. Antony. Though he is aware of the strong presence of Bharat Dharma Jana Sena in Cherthala constituency, he is keen on helping the youth in the area....