Kollam: When Lavan takes his brush and paints for wall writing, his better half Soumya also joins him. She could not relax at home when he is busy writing on the walls. Though drawing and painting were a hobby in the childhood, they had stopped it when they grew up. Now the couple took the brush again and together to add colours to their life. While Lavan draws outline of the names of election candidates and symbols, Soumya paints them.
They started wall writing together during CPI party congress in Kollam in April last year. Lavan was working as a lab technician. But he had a severe head injury in an accident which affected his memory power and he lost his job. However, he started drawing and painting again for a livelihood.
Four years ago, Lavan tied the knot with Soumya who was his classmate and childhood friend. They hail from Pattathanam and now live in Paravoor. In this season of election, the wall writings in Karikkod, Paravoor and Sarathi areas were done by this couple.
Lavan opined that the decision to eradicate flex boards for election campaign helped them a great deal. Earlier, the popularity of flex boards had caused a huge decline in the wall writing trend. The wage for wall writing is Rs 100 per metre. All parties assign the couple for wall writing works. When asked about their party, they smiled and raised their brush: ‘This is our party’.