Independent candidate in Kerala provides healing touch with his poll campaign
A male nurse and now an independent candidate from Thrissur in Kerala Jasminsha is trying to woo voters ahead of the parliamentary polls with a healing touch.
Jasminsha, who is associated with United Nurses Association (UNA), starts his day by visiting each and every household along with his cadres and introduce himself. And once the introduction is done, they carry out a normal health check-up for the elderly people in the family.
Jasminsha says he is not worried about winning or losing the elections and is satisfied with his campaigning as unlike other political parties who waste millions of rupees on advertisements and publicity, he is benefitting the people.
"Three people are supporting me for door to door election campaign. We are thinking of going to each and every house. We are working in a group of 300 people. We have already visited 3.5 lakhs (350,000) home. We have a lot of expectations and most importantly, we are very happy to be able to reach out to people through this campaign," said Jasminsha.
Voters in the city also expressed happiness over availing free health services and said the members are doing a valuable thing for the society.
United Nurses Association (UNA) is a professional association of registered nurses in southern state of Kerala.
It was founded by a small group of nurses with Jasminsha as the founding president.
UNA is mostly noted for bringing up the issue of exploitation of nurses as underpaid labourers in the thriving private hospital industry in the state.
K.P. Dhanapalan of ruling Congress party, C.N. Jayadevan of Communist Party of India (CPI), India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's K.P. Sreeshan and Aam Aadmi Party's Sara Joseph are the other contestants in the poll fray from Thrissur Lok Sabha constituency.
(Posted on 01-04-2014)