For him, there is no need to fear the poll code of Election Commission of India. No trailing of a convoy of cars and also election observers. Neither does he have any back-up teams as in the other established political parties to monitor the expenditure.

Salem West Assembly contestant of Ambedkar Makkal Iyakkam A. Annadurai is a relaxed man on a bullock-cart seeking votes. Accompanied by a few on bi-cycles, Annadurai took to the streets here on Tuesday while candidates of Dravidian and National parties prefer open jeeps for campaigning under the glaring lights.

“My campaign on bullock cart is to tell people that I cannot afford a car since the spiralling cost of petrol and diesel has never permitted me to hire one,” he said.

Mr. Annadurai said that if they elect him, he would strive hard to raise ‘their voice' on the floor of Assembly against price hike and power cuts.

Saying that he had been in forefront of various agitations for the people's welfare, Mr. Annadurai said that he would be happy if he was elected since it would be a victory for democracy. “Contesting elections with no money and political power, needs enormous will power. And I believe in people,” he said.

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