Jyotsna Jose, who was brutally assaulted by a Communist Party of India (Marxist) goon 2 years ago, has been offered a BJP ticket to contest from Balussery Panchayat in the upcoming local body elections.
According to National General Secretary of BJP BL Santosh, Jyotsna Jose is all set to contest from Balussery Panchayat on a BJP ticket to end the ‘brutal, inhuman communist regime’ in Kerala.
The assault took place in 2018 in which she lost her unborn child. She was 4.5 months pregnant at that time but had to undergo a forced termination of pregnancy after Thamby kicked her on the stomach. It was later reported that the Kodenchery police had arrested 7 people, including neighbours of the woman, in connection to the incident. Jyotsna had earlier complained of police inaction in the case. “I called the police but they said they don’t have a vehicle to come”, she was heard as saying.
Jyotsna’s husband had stated, “I have registered complaints in two stations with their names. The police had arrested only one culprit. Those men threatened me in public that they will kill me. Now, CPM leaders are asking me to exclude Thamby from my complaint and they will arrange the arrest of others. But I am firm on my decision, I will go forward till I get justice.”
“We are certain that the party will benefit when people like Jyotsana are contesting for the polls as this clearly shows that BJP is more than willing to accommodate people from the hinterland who are ready to work for the society, especially in places where the party did not have much presence earlier,” said PR Shivshankar, senior BJP leader from Ernakulam.
“I was extremely happy when I was told Suresh Gopi was coming to my place to felicitate me and speak about my candidature in my locality. It was indeed a great moment for me and my family who are still awaiting justice in a case that took place in 2018 January where local goons from CPM kicked me and I had to undergo abortion,” said Jyotsana to Times Now.
The local body elections in Kerala are scheduled to take place in three phases, on December 8, 10 and 14. The counting of votes will take place on December 16.