Vijay: Actor Vijay checks political waters efficiently, fan affiliation wins 115 posts | Chennai Information

CHENNAI: Actor Vijay appears to have used the current rural native physique elections held in 9 districts to efficiently take a look at the political waters in Tamil Nadu. Candidates of Vijay Makkal Iyakkam (VMI), the actor’s followers welfare affiliation, gained 115 of the 169 native physique posts they contested, largely comprising panchayat wards.
In September, simply forward of the native physique ballot schedule was introduced, phrase went round that the Iyakkam is planning to check the star’s political recognition by getting its members to contest the polls, as accomplished by actor Vijayakant, forward of him formally launching his personal political occasion, the DMDK in 2005.
However there was no official announcement from actor Vijay, even because the actor moved the courtroom searching for to forestall his father S A Chandrasekharan from initiating political strikes on his behalf.
“We formally bought his (Vijay) permission to contest and used his picture and Iyakkam flag for the marketing campaign. Important among the many victories is that of Vaanur panchayat, the place our candidate N P S Savithri gained the village panchayat ballot with a good-looking majority,” Bussy N Anand, common secretary of VMI instructed TOI. Of the two,350 votes polled for the panchayat president submit, Savithri bagged 1,257 votes. “Her brother Balamurugan is the workplace bearer of our Iyakkam. However because the panchayat president submit was reserved for ladies, he bought his sister to contest the ballot and he or she gained,” Anand added.
“Of the 115 candidates who gained, 13 had been elected unopposed. About 45-47 are girls,” Anand stated. The victories had been unfold throughout all of the 9 districts, he added.
“It is a nice alternative to serve the individuals. We’ve got to put it to use correctly to win over the individuals’s goodwill,” Anand stated. Does this portend larger political ambitions of the star? “I’ll depart that to the guess of the individuals and the media,” he added.

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