Kummanam Village which became popular till Raj Bhavan remains peaceful amid polls
Anjunni canal has two distributaries which connect Aymanam and Thiruvarppu. Kummanam village is situated at the heart of these two panchayats. Hence, people often say Kummanam panchayat belongs to Aymanam and Thiruvarappu panchayats.
The village rose to fame when BJP leader Kummanam Rajasekharan assumed office of Mizoram governor. This small village in Kerala has spread its glory till Raj Bhavan with him.
Kummanam Rajasekharan used to tell that his love for the village influenced him to add Kummanam along with his name.
The natives here fondly call him ‘Rajettan’ without bothering about his political party or views.
Kummanam Rajasekharan’s house is situated near Elankavu temple. He completed his studies in the school in front of his house.
“He is a simple man. Though he became a governor, he takes a walk through the bridge and never hesitates to place his hands on our shoulders. Hence, politics in Kummanam village is also as gentle as Rajettan,” said Kunjumon, a native of Kummanam.
Madakkanda bridge connects Kummanam with Aymanam and Thiruvarppu. Both panchayats are also popular for tourism.
Canals, paddy fields, churches, temples, boats and fish add life to Aymanam and Thiruvarappu.
According to the natives, Kummanam is always a peaceful village devoid of any political clash.
Workers Shaji, Kunjumon and a vendor Aneesh asserted that they did not witness any kind of clash in their village.
Two election committee offices are functioning between a single wall in many places here. The candidates who are likely to win the polls were seen smiling in these offices.