Kochi : With Chief Minister set to arrive for poll campaigning, spirits will soar sky-high in Thrikkakara. Why is change important for Thrikkakara ? Who will stand by development?- CM’s arrival comes at a time when these LDF questions are gaining greater backing among public here. LDF has coursed well ahead, campaigning its candidate quality and government’s developmental feats. And, Chief Minister's arrival amidst this will flare up spirits further. With Congress leader KV Thomas backing government’s politics of development, the poll scenario stands changed.
LDF candidate Dr. Jo Joseph has found wide acceptance among people. The doctor. a guardian and caregiver to poor patients, has now captured public hearts, crumbling Opposition’s attempt to turn his candidature into controversy. LDF is asking votes seeking public support for govt projects that will transform Thrikkakara into Kochi’s axis of development.
Water metro phase-II that awaits Central nod together with proposed K-Rail’s sole station in the district slated here, will transform Thrikkakara into Ernakulam’s travel hub. Discussions are rife during poll time now on the UDF and BJP’s attempt to overturn this makeover from happening.
Phase II development of Infopark will see IT corridor extend to Korratti and Cherthala. And with developments including proposed World Trade Centre, roads, bridges, having a LDF MLA for Thrikkakara is foremost on public mind.
Fielding PT Thomas’s wife Uma as candidate was meant to contain infighting. It has however ensued in climaxing crisis both inside Congress and UDF.. NDA, with its steadily dwindling vote share, is fielding party Vice President AN Radhakrishnan as its candidate.