Noor Mohammed, an automobile dealer, came dressed like a king on horseback to the Coimbatore collectorate to file his nomination for the Coimbatore Lok Sabha constituency. On Friday, he had filed nomination for the Pollachi constituency. He had then come to the collectorate riding a bullockcart. Noor vowed to drive out “street dogs” if elected to Parliament. “I have no doubts I will win. I won the ward by-election in Kurichi Municipality in 1997, defeating both the DMK and AIADMK candidates,” says Noor. In his campaign, Noor Mohammed will not take on his rival candidates, but the street dogs which prowl the roads of Pollachi and Coimbatore and pounce on unwitting passersby.