Tinsel world and Politics emerging stronger in TN

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Chennai, Feb 17 (UNI) The strong bond between Tamil film industry and Tamil Nadu politics is getting stronger or should one say the strong thread of relationship between the tinsel or dream world is turning into a noose round the necks of the two main Dravidian parties who, alternatively, have been ruling the roost winning the confidence of the people.

Close on the heels of the ruling DMK, the opposition AIADMK at its party's General Council saw its irrepressible supremo J Jayalalithaa declaring that it would infuse young blood into the party to sustain its future and catapult it to numero uno position in the state's political firmament.

To realize this objective, Ms Jayalalithaa, restless to return back to power after being edged out by the rival DMK headed DPA in the 2006 state assembly polls, announced that the AIADMK would form ''Youth Brigades'' in all the districts of the state. The brigades at local bodies level would be formed in the age group of 18-25. This, as she envisaged would enable the party to increase its strength by 50 lakh members more.

Late, last year, the ruling DMK's heir apparent of the party supremo M Karunanidhi, his younger son M K Stalin, the party's Deputy General Secretary and the Youth Wing leader, convened a spectacular youth wing conference for the first time. At the conference, Stalin declared that the future of the party lay in their hands and gave the clarion call to them to strengthen the party.

This move by the two political parties in the lead ever since the DMK ended Congress rule in Tamil Nadu in 1967 riding to power for the first time before yielding ground to AIADMK formed by the late legendary Kollywood actor MGR, who was expelled from the DMK as its Treasurer, bodes well on the face of it. But the key to such a call to the youth cadres to wake up by the DMK and rolling out the carpet for them by the AIADMK is, apparently ''fear.'' The ''fear'' that the new political parties like the Desiya Morpukku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDMK) formed by Kollywood hero of this era Vijaykanth in 2006 and showing signs of getting stronger, and the Akila India Samathuva Katchi by 'superstar' Sarat Kumar.

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