Jacob Thomas’ candidature meets new constraint
Jacob Thomas, who is a voluntary retired Director General of Police, and who is the candidate of the T20K (the panchayat-based political party based in Kizhakambalam (Kerala) which has positively explored the potential of the Panchayat Raj system to the fullest after it won the administration of the said panchayat for a huge majority of almost 80% of the total number of seats in the panchayat) for the Chalakudy constituency, has faced a new constraint in his candidature, as the state government, under which he had served till he filed his resignation last week, has expressed doubt whether his application for voluntary retirement he failed through his email handle was legally acceptable.
Mr Thomas, who has already started his campaign in the constituency, follows an unusual campaign strategy, unlike other candidates who are in the fray in the same constituency.
It is assumed that the 1985 IPS batch officer can attract a section of voters, who are not happy with the present political scenario of the state and the centre.
The T20K, which was launched a few years ago, has a history of political miracles. In that sense, the possibility of a miracle cannot be ruled out blindly in the Chalakudy constituency also.
Anyway, that miracle cannot be easily achieved, as in the election he will be facing three powerful candidates: actor Innocent (LDF); Benny Behanan (UDF); and A N Radhakrishnan (BJP).
Vignesh. S. G
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