Will Reel Heroes Win Real Heroes of Politics in Tamil Nadu?

India is the country that as land of chances. Whether it is in the ground of films, business or just politics, it has invited freshers with an open heart. Just two days ago, ‘Thalaiva', 'Superstar', and ‘Style King’ Rajinikanth geared into politics and told that he will have his own political party.

This announcement is as a New Year gift for Rajini fans and turned jerk for the opposite and ruling Dravidian parties — DMK & AIADMK — which have governed the state of Tamil Nadu for over 48 years since 1969.

TN has the wide list of film actors and several became Chief Ministers.

Famous tamil actor ponmana semmal, vaathiyar M.G. Ramachandran, popularly called as MGR, jumpered into politics through Congress party well before acquaninting hands with Annadurai to fix with DMK. However, he left dravida munnetra kazhagam after the death of Annadurai to have his own AIADMK and rout the DMK, which is now headed by Karunanidhi, out of power. MGR chaired the party victoriously in the Assembly elections conducted in 1980 and 1984.

MGR and Jaya

After the passing of MGR, his spouse Janaki Ramachandran took the promise as the CM though J. Jayalalithaa was her rival. Thereafter, Jayalalithaa was able to earn the support of AIADMK comrades turned as the Chief Minister for 5 terms and like her political chief MGR, Jayalalithaa had her final breath while in power.

Alike Vijaykanth, chief of Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), who was elected two times to Tamil Nadu Assembly (2006-and 2011), Sarath Kumar, who triumphantly contested on an All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi ticket from Tenkasi constituency in the year 2011 and earlier worked as Rajya Sabha MP from DMK. Before Superstar Rajinikanth, his actor-colleague Kamal Haasan also showed his wish to enter the political fray and his want to become the Chief Minister. Ofcourse he also discussed with the AAP Chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Tamil Nadu people were in for a shock when action actor Vishal gave his nomination papers to participated in the recently ended by-poll for R.K. Nagar constituency in Chennai. But unfortunately, the Election Commission cancelled his nomination papers owing to a technical problem.

Coming of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan into political game is unavoidable because the state of Tamil Nadu is short of mass leadership just as the likes of late M.G. Ramachandran and late Jayalalithaa. Lets see whether the people of Tamil Nadu assist the ‘Thaliva’ Rajinikanth or Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan or prevailing political parties?




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