Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam, a people?s movement launched by actor Vijay, has decided to support the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) led front in the Assembly elections.
S. A. Chandrasekaran, noted film director and father of actor Vijay, called on AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa at Sangam Hotel here on Sunday noon and informed her about the decision.
Later Mr. Chandrasekaran told presspersons that the Iyakkam favoured a political change in the state for its overall development and for the well-being of all sections of the society. The Iyakkam is of the firm view that political change in the state is the need of the hour, taking into consideration the happenings in various fronts of late.
Enormity of violence, price hike, rampant corruption prevailing in the administration were the three reasons that forced the Iyakkam to seek a change of government in the state. ?We will highlight all these issues during the campaign?, he said.
The Iyakkam will extend its total support for ushering in such a political change, to enable the AIADMK to capture power and form the next Government under Ms. Jayalalithaa.
Responding to a query, Mr. Chandrasekaran said the decision to support AIADMK in the elections was not a prelude to the Iyakkam turning into a political movement. ?We are not a political outfit. We are not against anybody. We only want a political change in the state now in the interest of the whole society?.
Mr. Chandrasekaran said he will soon commence his campaign. When asked whether Vijay will also campaign for the AIADMK front, he replied that it was for the actor to decide.