On his marketing campaign path, Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan on Tuesday invoked the welfare legacy of iconic chief late M G Ramachandran and stated the previous chief minister belonged to the entire of Tamil Nadu. Refraining from naming the AIADMK, he stated the get together was irritated after he highlighted MGR in his current tackle to a gathering they usually claimed the chief belonged solely to them.
The late chief, nevertheless, belonged to the entire of Tamil Nadu and never simply to a celebration, he stated addressing a MNM occasion right here. It was the rationale why the folks adored him as ‘Makkal Thilagam’ (chief of the folks) however his get together affiliation, be it the DMK or later, the AIADMK which he based, Haasan famous.
All the folks within the state would say MGR belonged to them and when this was the case, if the ruling get together needed to get him labelled because the chief of just one get together, then the general public shall give their verdict in opposition to such a stand, he stated, including such a flawed stand labored of their favour. He tweeted saying he grew up ‘on the lap of MGR’ whereas a number of Tamil Nadu Ministers wouldn’t have even seen him personally. He tagged a 1980’s video clip of MGR honouring him with a scarf and award and kissing him. The video gave the impression to be recorded at a movie perform.
Superstar Rajinikanth and the BJP have additionally clung to MGR’s legacy of welfare that had drawn the ire of AIADMK which stated it was the one successor to his legacy. MGR is well-liked and liked by folks for a number of welfare measures throughout his tenure between 1977-87, together with the nutritious meal programme for state-run and authorities aided college college students.
Without naming any events, Haasan stated Tamil Nadu would give a becoming reply to those that considered wrecking India’s pluralistic ethos by way of caste or faith. Tamil Nadu at all times had a particular function and it shall give its verdict in opposition to such divisive tendencies, he stated.
Taking a dig on the BJP, he stated the get together couldn’t even maintain the nationwide capital clear which prompted Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to go on a sojourn just lately to Goa. He, nevertheless, didn’t explicity point out the Saffron get together or Sonia Gandhi.
Also, he reiterated his earlier guarantees of trustworthy, corruption free authorities. On December 13, launching his marketing campaign for the Assembly elections, due subsequent yr, from Madurai, he hinted at the potential for political realignment in Tamil Nadu.
He additionally stated he was ‘persevering with’ the dream of late M G Ramachandran to make ‘Madurai’ the state’s second capital.