Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Karunanidhi is the most popular leader of the farmers in Pulpally and other parts of Wayanad district now. When the DMK leader announced soon after taking over the reins that he would write off the agricultural loans, and did so subsequently, he became the darling of the distressed farmers. Special pujas were held for the Chief Minister of the neighbouring State as soon as the announcement was made, nearly a month ago.

Last Tuesday also, special pujas seeking long life for the Dravida leader were held at several temples in Pulpally.

A posse of media persons belonging to Tamil TV channels and newspapers also came to Pulpally to cover the special pujas hearing the news.