Party to encourage Vijay fans to carry out welfare activities, says father

Actor has distanced himself from the party and has warned people against using his name, photograph or fan club in connection with the party.

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Cinema halls in Tamil Nadu have been allowed to open with full occupancy. | File Photo: PTI

Even as Tamil superstar Vijay distanced himself from the political party his father has floated in his name, S A Chandrasekar defended himself saying his intentions are good.

Film director Chandrasekar said he is going to register the political party floated in the name of Vijay’s fan club, ‘All India Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam’, with the Election Commission.

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On November 6, Vijay said hat he has no association with the party and his fans must not get involved with it. He also warned of action against anyone who uses his name, photograph or fan club in connection with the party.

Chandrasekar said he registered the  party to encourage Vijay’s fans who are involved in various welfare activities. He said that he started a fans’ forum, ‘Rasigar Mandram’, in Vijay’s name in 1993. The forum then became a welfare outfit and subsequently a “people’s movement,” Makkal Iyakkam.

Asked if Vijay is unaware about his plan to float the party, Chandrasekar told media persons: “He (Vijay) says he does not know.”

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Vijay had faced two income-tax raids in February and in March during the shooting of his film ‘Master’ and at his residence in Panaiyur, Chennai, as part of an investigation into his investments and properties. The raids invited criticism as it was believed that they were prompted by some of Vijay’s films, which had raised issues with some central government policies. as Tamil superstar Vijay distanced himself from the political party his father has floated in his name, S A Chandrasekar defended himself saying his intentions are good.

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