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    Artist campaigning for himself


    Artist marketing for himself

    Raju is LDF candidate in Mavila ward.



    Raju is LDF prospect in Mavila ward.

    Raju started his career as a graffiti artist nearly four years back. In the past, he had actually spent several nights in the yellow florescence of lamps engraving names and signs.

    A Leftist, today he is busy painting his own name Raju D. Poothakulam on the walls of Mavila ward in the Poothakulam grama panchayat as he is the LDF candidate there.

    ” Election times are always busy and initially it used to be lime wash works on kayyalas(mud walls). I still keep in mind working day and night for 13 days directly when Kollam MP N.K. Premachandran initially objected to the elections. He was with the LDF then.”

    Raju states he had actually worked as a graffiti artist for practically all Left candidates from his ward throughout the previous polls. “For me only the name has changed, the electoral scene and the spirit stays the very same.”

    It is not the first contest for Raju as he was elected from the very same ward in2005 “I will be continuing what I started 15 years back and all the voters here know my interventions. I believe a chosen member is an intermediary in between the government and the public, so I was eager to guarantee that government tasks, including housing schemes, reached the right beneficences.”

    Raju has no qualms about the electoral outcome and he calls his ward ‘a conventional Left bastion’. “In my ward, majority of individuals belong to financially backward working class households. Since I also originate from a comparable background, I share an unique bond with the citizens.”

    A Communist Celebration of India activist, Raju attends celebration programs, events and marches barefoot. “I have never used footwear in my life and I do not consider it a needed device,” he says.

    ( the heading, this story has not been released by Crucial India News staff and is released from a syndicated feed.).


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