Couple to contest LSG polls by exchanging sitting seats in Kasaragod
Enmakaje (Kasaragod): A couple, who are public representatives, exchanged their wards to contest the local body polls this time. Aithappa Kulal and Jayashree S Kulal are contesting the polls from wards 1 and 2 of Enmakaje panchayat as UDF candidates.
In the previous administrative committee, Aithappa represented Chavarkkadu and Jayashree represented Saya. This year, Chavarkkadu was reserved for women. With this, UDF decided to switch the seats. Aithappa will face the election from Saya and Jayashree from Chavarkkadu.
Though the UDF policy does not allow wife and husband to contest the polls in panchayat election, the local leadership in Enmakaje supported this couple. Their daughter, a class 10 student, also supported her parents to go on with the election campaign.
This is the second time Jayashree is contesting the polls whereas Aithappa is contesting for the fifth time. He has been active in politics for 20 years and served as development standing committee chairman for 10 years. Jayashree was in charge of this position for the last 5 years.
Jayashree also served as panchayat president for three months after the president was removed from the post through no-confidence motion. The couple is in full confidence as they have already completed many developmental activities for the people who lives in the border village.