before writing this post i would like you to know that i am not a native of perinthalmanna constituency.
how can you describe charismatic leaders who lead from the front , who tries hard to be a part of every joy and sorrow of his constituents , whose sole motto is development and people’s welfare . that is sasikumar for you. a man who made perinthalmanna into one foremost towns of Malabar.
i personally have seen perinthalmanna transform over the last four years . during the first year of my study one of the things i feared the most was the traffic jams at the perinthalmanna junction. i still vividly remember one of such jams where my bus was stuck at the bye pass junction for nearly an hour . to combat this menace our MLA renovated the nilambur bye pass and the jubilee road , with the buses diverted through the bye pass . traffic signals were installed at the main junction. as a result of these traffic jams are a rarity these days. he initiated the widening of the section of NH 213 passing through perinthalmanna , which in itself reduced traffic congestion at angadipuram gate . many roads were rubberized including the valanchery road and the cherpulaseery road which is under repair right now.
how can some one forget the aligarh Muslim university campus that is under construction or the medicity . with the setting up of the aligarh university off campus center perinthalmanna will be thrust into one of the premiere educational centers in south India.
he is the ideal MLA that india needs , but sadly in the last election he lost , that too by a margin of nearly 10,000 votes. how can the populace of perinthalmanna be so harsh on a man who dedicated his life for their service? . you cannot blame the people of perinthalmanna alone , its a general trend in kerala to vote for the party rather than the candidate . this election results have thrown in many such examples in valluvanad. two of the examples are K.Saleekha in shornur and M Hamsa at ottapalam , both from the cpm. the developmental works initiated by both during the ltenure was abysmal. the evidence of which are cherpulassery and ottapalam. this mentality of malayalis must change , we must give support to leaders like Sasikumar who work for the people .
i dedicate this post to this visionary who will still be the MLA in the eyes of people like me who want India to develop and prosper rather than to fragment and fight over petty dividing lines.