Consider the past experience and contributions of the candidates: K
Kottayam, Apr 8 (UNI) Mr K J Alphons Kannanthanam, the LDF backed independent who resigned from the IAS, and Mr Georgekutty Augusthy, who resigned from the Kerala Congress(J), and contesting as independent candidates, today opined that past contributions and experience of the candidates should be evaluated before casting votes.
At a meet-the-candidate programme here, Mr Alphons said he was appealing to the electorate to consider his past contributions as an IAS Officer. He was not approaching the people with a pre-drawn master plan but with 27 years experience as a bureaucrat. He would study and redress the grievances of the people of Kanjirappally, he asserted.
He would intervene in all areas where all his involvement was necessary and would find out scientific solutions to the problem.
Mr Georgekutty Augusthy said that he was approaching the voters with his past 28 years experience as a social activist and claimed that the voters of Kanjirappally know him personally.
Drinking water problem of the constituency, problems of the workers, backward communities and the unorganised sector, development of Erumely as a pilgrim tourist centre, protection of Manimalayar and its tributaries were among the priorities.
Congress candidate Joseph Vazhakkan claimed that he was well aware of the needs of the people in the constituency, besides evolving schemes to resolve the drinking water problems, steps would also be taken to develop Erumely as a pilgrim tourist centre.
BJP candidate Aniyan Erumely said that he was approaching the voters with his past 15 years experience as a social activist in the constituency. Steps to open rubber-based industries in the region and to redress the grievances of the people would be the priorities.
There are 10 candidates in the fray in Kanjirappally.
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