L. RenganathanFrom L. Renganathan in Karur

KARUR: There are candidates who woo voters promising many things under the sun and above. But here is one candidate who, in a bid to egg on his party cadres, has announced a golden bonanza for their hard work.

A former Minister and veteran AIADMK leader, A. Pappa Sundaram, who is contesting again from Kulithalai Assembly constituency, observed in a party workers' meet at Thogamalai recently that of the eight panchayat unions in Karur district, the AIADMK was very strong in Thogamalai Union, falling under his constituency.

"No doubt the constituency will return the AIADMK candidate again, but keep it in mind that the party unit which reaps the maximum votes in its area will be rewarded with one sovereign gold, and the next two ranking units half-a-sovereign each!

A massive feast followed the meeting in which the cadres were treated to a variety of non-vegetarian dishes.

Well, it was just the starters.