Vijayakanth to contest from Vriddhachalam

Actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth will contest the May 8 Assembly elections from Vriddhachalam constituency in Cuddalore. Announcing this while releasing the first list of 140 candidates of his party Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), Vijayakanth said that the party manifesto would be released in a couple of days and the final list for the remaining 94 seats would be out before April 6. The party would be contesting all the 234 constituencies. The party’s presidium chairman and former minister S Ramachandran would contest from his traditional Panruti constituency. Eighteen women figured in the list. Also included in the list released on Friday were deputy general secretary P Parthasarathy (Thiruvallur), treasurer R Sundararajan (Madurai Central), headquarters T Murugesan (Uthiramerur) and propaganda secretary V C Chandrakumar (Erode). Vijayakanth, who has been targeted by the PMK ever since the run to the founding of his party in September last year, seems to have decided to take the battle to the Vanniar heartland by contesting from Vridhachalam. Vijayakanth also ridiculed the “Rs 2 a kg rice” promise of the DMK, and said that if DMK president M Karunanidhi was sincere about it he could have done so during his term as the Chief Minister. The people, he said, would decide the fate of the freebies like colour television announced in the DMK manifesto and the various promises held out by the ruling AIADMK in its manifesto. Reiterating his party’s resolve to go it alone, he said that he would approach the people highlighting the “evils of both the AIADMK and the DMK.” Vijayakanth claimed that there was a great response to his party among the people, who wanted a change. He hoped that this would be reflected in the voting pattern.

Source: Indian Express

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1 comment so far

  1. TN Sports Council of the Deaf on

    Tamil Nadu sports Council of the deaf
    40, 53rd Street, 9th Sector West KK Nagar
    Chennai -78 would like to send appeal letter
    to Vijayakanth who will donate for Deaf sports
    in State Apex Body for Deaf Sports.

    B.Krishnamurthy
    Vice-Chairman
    TNSCD – tnscd@vsnl.com


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