Ilayathalapathy Vijay is entering Tamil Nadu politics in a big way. Vijay had earlier launched Vijay Makkal Iyakkam (VMI) on his birthday in Chennai, and later held a meet in Pudukottai.
On Sunday, Vinayaga Chathurthi day (August 23), Vijay and his VMI with the tacit support of ruling Congress party in Puducherry (Pondycherry), held a huge public meeting, which was attended by Puducherry Chief Minister V Vaidyalingam. Sify.com team has an exclusive peak of the event.
The meeting was organised by Vijay's Pudhucherry fan club president and Puducherry Munetra Congress MLA, N Anand. Nearly 50,000 people crowded the Anna Thidal (stadium) in the heart of the city. For poor and needy students, he started computer training centers and distributed cycles.
"Vijay made a short speech in which he urged the youth to take up social work and help the poor and needy. N.Anand, local MLA urged the crowd to ask- ""Why can't Vijay enter politics?"""
"Vijay's carefully worded reply was, ""I will never say that I have no desire for politics, but it is like a big ocean. I feel that one has to go step by step and study the issue before plunging into it."""
"Vijay's fans went delirious when he said a typical punchline, when a student asked him whether he will enter politics : ""Ithu Vere Vazhi, Varuvendi Nerathu Varum! (It's a different route, I will come at the right time). "
"He then looks up at the huge crowd and in filmi style nods his head and asks- ""OK?"", which resulted in thunderous ovation."