Woman Sarpanch Candidate In Podapadar Campaigns With 20-Day-Old Son In Arms

Chhatrapur: The State Election Commission (SEC) has banned rallies and large gatherings for the upcoming elections for the Panchayati Raj institutions while allowing door-to-door campaigns with not more than five people.

The SEC’s notification has spurred candidates from across the State to come up with unique ways to connect with the voters.

Mama Sethy, a sarpanch candidate from Podapadar gram panchayat under Chhatrapur block in Ganjam district is visiting every house accompanied by her supporters each carrying an open book in their hands which is her election symbol.

Another thing that has drawn the attention of people and sympathy as well towards Sethy is that she carries her 20-day-old son in her arms while canvassing for votes.

“I have the support of the people. I am campaigning with my supporters. If I get elected I will try my best to fulfill the demands and aspirations of my village folk,” said Sethy.



Mama Sethy, Sarpanch Candidate, Podapadar Gram Panchayat