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KOCHI: It is miserably moist climate early within the morning and the IMD has forecast rain by means of the day however Uma Thomas is all fired up. She and her entourage head for the colonies within the constituency and Uma is set to satisfy as many citizens there in individual as doable. The response of abnormal folks and the great phrases they typically should say about her late husband and former MLA, P T Thomas, is what drives her.
Uma together with a bunch of native Congress staff depart her Palarivattom dwelling at round 7.30am for Shanthipuram Colony in Thammanam the place she is welcomed by a bunch of girls. One lady, aged round 60, remembers the efforts by P T Thomas to resolve the waterlogging subject of the colony. Throughout the door-to-door go to, Uma additionally meets transgender activist Clara.
They chat up and Uma extends all help to the transgender group. It is pouring however in an hour Uma manages to satisfy every household of the colony straight. As per the marketing campaign schedule, she has to go to Labour Colony in Thammanam after Shanthipuram Colony however the schedule will get modified and she or he leaves for Mount St Thomas, the official residence of Main Archbishop George Alencherry at Kakkanad.
When Uma reaches Kakkanad, senior get together leaders Oommen Chandy, Okay C Joseph and Benny Behenan, MP, are ready for her. Their personal assembly with the archbishop is over in round 20 minutes and once they come out Uma and the opposite leaders look visibly upbeat.
Uma rmis again at Labour Colony in Thammanam at round 10.30am. The colony’s streets are slim and water-logged however Uma and round 20 UDF staff, together with ladies, go door to door. Kishore, an artist, and his spouse Ginitha are ready in entrance of their dwelling to welcome Uma. Kishore is worked up as he exhibits her a wall portray he has performed for the UDF marketing campaign. Uma additionally meets 80-year-old Roselyn, who says she is an ardent supporter of UDF. The heavy rain continues when her go to to the colony concludes however Uma just isn’t able to relaxation. She reminds her group that autorikshaw staff in Palarivattom are ready there to satisfy her. When requested in regards to the unhealthy climate, Uma replies matter of factly: “Rain just isn’t a roadblock to my marketing campaign. Nobody can obtain their goal with out laborious work”.
At Palarivattom junction, a big group of autorikshaw staff are patiently ready for her holding ‘Vote for Uma’ placards. Whereas Uma is addressing the gang, Shashi Tharoor, MP, arrives unexpectedly and joins the assembly.
As per the marketing campaign programme, her tour in Thrikkakara west area, which is a stronghold of UDF, is scheduled to start at 3pm from Judgemukku junction nevertheless it will get going solely by 4.30pm. At Thrikakkara west, extra Congress and IUML staff take part a automobile rally comprising two-wheelers and four-wheelers. In Karoli Moola, Uma manages to work together with a bunch of girls voters within the heavy rain. Kids ready alongside the suburban roads wave at her and UDF staff distribute sweets to them. At Kudilimukku at 5pm she interacts with one other group of voters. After visiting Thoppil Nagar, B M Junction, Mabulli Parambu and Pipieline highway, Uma calls it a day at Rajiv Nagar round 8.30pm. It is nonetheless raining however Uma hardly appears to have observed.

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