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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Not Again

New Indian Express has an ‘exclusive’ interview with Captain Vijaykanth. Although lot of people felt that Vijaykanth will cut down on his acting, he seems to be determined to carry on with his contribution to the film world :-)

Will you continue to act in films?

V: Yes. Offers have been pouring in. I am planning to produce films. But I will see to it that my involvement in films do not affect my political career.

Sticking to New Indian Express, columnist S Gurumurthy writes about the Vijaykanth factor in the recent elections. He feels that Amma could have won the election if she had forged an alliance with Vijaykanth’s DMDK. As S Anand observed in his recent Outlook article, Vijaykanth’s 8% vote share should be viewed as a protest vote and it might not be right to generalize that the vote share reflects a wholehearted support to Vijaykanth. Hot Machi Hot also seems to echo the same thoughts:

Gurumurthy blindly assumes that if Vijayakanth had aligned with the ADMK, he would have won as many votes as he ended up winning. That, to me, is a big and unreasonable assumption. The main reason why people voted for Vijayakanth was that he was different, he didn't align himself with either of the Dravidian parties, he provided an alternative, idealistic it may be.

3 Comments:

  • Kaps,
    Cho has the same opinion, if AMMA would hav roped Vijayakanth, theyir chances of winning is more.
    Vijaykanth's vote share is not just a common pool, I see this as a share of Vijayakanth. I saw his fan crowd and I saw ppl has his photographs at home. So no doubt that he has his share of votes in TN politics.
    See he contested in an alien place where PMK has majority.

    By Blogger REFLEX, at 7:41 PM  

  • Kaps, considering the fact that in 46 constituencies the difference between the winning candidate and the one who placed second was 1000 votes or less, Gurumurthy's observation cannot be considered as not true. However, the implicit assumption is 'those protest voters' would not have voted DMK.

    By Anonymous Vijay Krishna, at 11:40 PM  

  • @Reflex,
    i think vijayakanth managed to get votes not just from his fans, but from others as well.

    @Vijay Krishna,
    that is a big assumption to make. In the absence of vijaykanth, the voters would have had to decide between the lesser of the two evils (as per their individual opinion).

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:14 AM  

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