Kannur (Kerala), Nov. 22 -- : In the CPI(M) stronghold of Kannur, a woman from Assam, Munmi Gogoi is contesting local body polls as a BJP candidate.

Married to a native Shaji, she said: "Kannur has accepted me as its daughter-in-law." The BJP candidate said that Iritty panchayat from where she is contesting will also accept her as the new family.

Gogoi said that she is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pro-people initiatives which made her contest the polls on BJP's ticket.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made several schemes for us. Some of these schemes are not reaching the poor families. I am contesting the election as a BJP candidate, to try and bring these schemes to my village," Munmi told ANI.

Narrating her journey to ...