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Fine Gael’s candidate, son after father, has begun preparations for local elections in Ireland

Dublin: The Fine Gael Party has given tickets to two people from the same family to contest the county council elections in Ireland to be held in June next year.

Baby Perepadan, the current councillor, will be contesting in the Tallaght South constituency. His son, Brito Perepadan, has been nominated by the party to contest in the adjacent Tallaght Central constituency.

Both were unanimously elected at the party members’ convention held on Monday at the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght.

For the third time, Baby Perepadan is competing. After contesting as an independent for the first time and losing, he won for the second time by contesting on the Fine Gael Party ticket.

Brito is making his first appearance.

Brito Perepadan’s constituency is Tallaght Central this time. The party has entrusted this young leader with the heavy responsibility of recapturing the constituency, which the party has not won in nearly two decades.

Brito Perepadan, a doctor at Tallaght Government Hospital, is also a unique talent who has excelled in the field of art. According to the party’s assessment, Dr. Brito has the ability to attract young people to the party. It will be a difficult battle to reclaim Tallaght Central this time.

Fine Gael Party workers in Tallaght are preparing to start efforts to make both win.

Last time, only seven Indians competed; this time, there will be more.

There were only seven Indians running in the last local elections. Fine Gael Poonam Rane (Blanchardstown), Jagan Mutumaula (Ongar), Baby Perepadan (Tallaght South), Ramesh Racheria (Ongar), Raghunath Narayan (Ongar), Reg C Jacob (Black Rock), and Lekha Menon Margassery (Cork) contested as independents. And only Perepadan to win.

However, it is almost certain that more people of Indian origin will run in the next election. Aside from Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, the Labour Party, the Green Party, and Sinn Féin are all expected to field candidates of Indian origin in various places. There are indications that there will be more candidates in most constituencies, as Indians have a significant share of the vote in Ireland.

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