Chennai, Sept 19(BPNS)
Tamil Super Star, Vijay’s fans association, Vijay Makkal Manram is fielding candidates in the ensuing local body elections to be held on October 6 and October 9 in nine districts of the state.
Sources in the Vijay fan’s association told IANS that the actor have given them consent to contest the polls but would not participate in the campaign. The flag of the association and Vijay’s photos would be used extensively during the campaign.
In the 2021 assembly elections, Vijay’s father and actor director, S. Chandrashekhar had floated a political party in the name of Vijay fans association and had announced contesting the elections. However Vijay openly came out against his father’s move and said that he is against contesting the elections and that he would not have anything to do regarding the same.
With his fan’s association announcing contesting the polls, there is clear indicator that Vijay, the young super star has thrown his hat in the ring.
C. Rajeev of Centre for Policy and Development Studies, a think tank and a political observer while speaking to BPNS said,” Vijay fans contesting the elections is a clear indicator that Vijay in the near future will take a call in contesting elections. With Super megastar, Rajinikanth announcing that he won’t enter politics, Vijay fan’s announcing their candidature in the elections will be an interesting turn in the politics of Tamil Nadu which had always supported actors entering politics.”
It may be noted that right from C.N.Annadurai, the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu to Chief Minister’s, M.G.Ramachandran, J. Jayalalithaa, and M. Karunanidhi all were associated with the film world. While Annadurai and Karunanidhi were powerful scriptwriters, M.G. Ramachandran and J.Jayalalithaa were popular actors of the state.
Superstars Kamal Haasan and Vijaykanth are already in politics floating their own outfits Makkal Needhi Maiam(MNM) and Desiya Murpoku Dravida Kazhagam(DMDK) respectively and had contested the assembly elections. MNM will be testing the waters of the rural local body polls and Kamal Haasan has announced that he would be extensively campaigning in the elections.