In Kerala, Congress’ youngest candidate mixes fiery speeches with songs
At first glance it looks like a music concert. But it is not. Instead, it is Congress candidate in Alathur (Palakkad district) constituency Remya Haridas (32) singing her way through her campaign when she is not delivering fiery speeches.
She readily obliges members of the public who ask her to sing a song when she in on the campaign trail. Her opponents have often criticised her saying it is not a reality show, but a serious business. But she is unmoved.
“I am a singer from my childhood. When people ask me to render a few lines of late Kalabhavan Mani or other singers I can’t resist. After all songs have a soothing effect and they are symbol of love and compassion,” she said. In school and college festivals she won many honours in singing, dancing and elocution and she says it is natural for her to use all her talents during the campaign. And so, her rallies have a combination of fiery speeches and mellifluous songs.