| Thiruvananthapuram |
Updated: December 6, 2020 8:30:21 am
Eleven years ago, while trying to save a stranger from being crushed in a bus accident in Chhattisgarh, nursing student Jyoti Kundu lost her right arm till almost her shoulder. That marked the beginning of a new life for the young woman from Bacheli in Dantewada district. She went on to marry P V Vikas, a CISF personnel from Kerala and the stranger who had been her fellow passenger on the bus that met with an accident.
Now Jyoti Vikas, she is contesting as a BJP candidate from the Kollangode block panchayat in Kerala’s Palakkad district, which will go to polls on December 10. A mother of two, aged 8 and 4, the 30-year-old has been drawing an enthusiastic response as she addresses people in fluent Malayalam.
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Jyoti says the January 3, 2010, accident had cut short her dream of serving people as a nurse. “If elected, I hope that dream will blossom in a new way.”
That day, Jyoti had been travelling home from her college hostel. Vikas, who was on his way to a CISF camp, sat in the row ahead of her and was dozing when she saw a…