Huge demand for paper pens bearing election symbols
Kasaragod: When the election battle heats up, even the pen used for writing is a tool campaign. Bovikanam native B Rameshan, a victim of Endosulfan disaster, is making pens with election symbols of various parties. The election pens turned out to be a powerful tool for parties and a livelihood for Rameshan.
Making paper pens is a source of income for Rameshan. During election times, he sticks election symbols of parties on the pen. The stickers contain election symbols and lines to woo votes. After he posted pictures of the pens in party groups, he started receiving orders. One pen costs Rs 8.
As the campaigns are mostly arranged via online due to COVID restrictions, offline works have become dull. However, the party workers know that they have to complete offline tasks like writing nomination and voters’ slips to get votes. So, the paper pen will never lose demand. Also, paper pen is ideal to follow the green protocol in election.