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Video: A farmer's son fights his first election

Last updated on: April 8, 2011 19:40 IST

A farmer's son fights his first election

A farmer's son with no political lineage, K T Benny was in for a surprise when his name came up as a candidate in the Kerala assembly election. Many in the state Congress also had not heard of the Youth Congress worker who turns 37 on April 13, the day of polling in Kerala.

Handpicked by Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to contest the seat, Benny was noticed for his work while working in Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu for the Indian Youth Congress.

Benny says he is inspired by the vision, focus and simplicity of Rahul Gandhi and says he has many dreams for Chalakudy.

Text: Archana Masih in Chalakudy

Video: Reuben NV

Also see: Complete Coverage of Assembly Elections 2011