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Healthy Contest

Strange are the ways of party leaders and cadres. So assured are some of the victory of their party candidates that they will bet on any thing to prove the point.

On Friday, at a meeting in Avadi, the chairman of the Municipality S.M. Nasar wondered whether the neighbouring Madhavaram constituency could secure more votes for the Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) candidate Ravikumar in Tiruvallur constituency. DMK’s Tiruvallur district secretary Sudarasanam took up the challenge, declaring that he would reduce his body weight by 10 kg if Avadi area secured more votes.

Otherwise, Mr. Nazar, who is a hefty 139 kg, should shed 20 kg, he demanded.— B. Kolappan

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