HE has been an active member of the Fiji Labour Party for the past two decades and he also contested the municipal council elections.
But this is the first time that Anendra Prasad applied for a ticket to contest the general election under the FLP banner and he got it.
And he has assured the FLP hierarchy that he would definitely get 30,000 votes from certain areas in the Suva-Nausori corridor only.
Mr Prasad, 40, is the owner of Auto Cables and is married with two children — a 13-year-old daughter and a three-and-a-half-year-old son.
Originally of Anuve in Bulileka, Labasa, his involvement with the FLP began in 1994 when he was 19 years old and just fresh out of school.
"I decided to apply for a ticket to contest the general election because I believe that I'm more matured now as far as politics is concerned," he said.
"The reason why I didn't contest the general elections before is that I was quite young and I had to look after my family and the business too.
"Since my business is okay now, I decided to give it a go and contest this year's very important general election as it will ensure democracy once again."
Mr Prasad said he had been working with and for the people since 1994 and he believed there was overwhelming support for him.
"Jittu Estate and the Muslim League Estate in Suva are my key areas apart from Wailea, Nasinu and Tamavua.
"I've been living in Suva for the past 20 years and I've been assisting people in these areas during deaths, weddings and in times of natural disasters.
"There is overwhelming support for me and I've already told the party that I'll definitely be getting 30,000 votes. I'm very confident of winning the election."