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AIADMK tells Vijayakanth to mind his words

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Chennai, Oct 26 (UNI) The AIADMK today warned actor-politician Vijayakanth to mind his words and think twice before making charges against others in politics.

Former AIADMK Minister and deputy leader of the opposition O Panneerselvam, evidently irked by Mr Vijayakanth's criticism of party supremo J Jayalalithaa, advised him to respect elders.

He said Mr Vijayakanth, who claimed to be the fan of the late MGR and considered him his 'Guru', had said in the Assembly poll campaign that both AIADMK and DMK had ruined the state and deceived people.

Was the actor-politician trying to say that the late MGR did nothing for the people during his 11-year regime, Mr Panneerselvam asked and told him not to contradict himself.

'Is he (Vijayakanth) justified in criticising MGR rule during the campaign for the Assembly elections and claiming to be his fan?' ''It was natural in democracy that Mr Vijayakanth had entered politics after losing chances in his film career, but he should not forget his past after entering politics and criticise others indiscriminately,'' Mr Panneerselvam said.

Alleging that the ruling DMK had launched a campaign that the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) of Vijayakanth had beaten the AIADMK in the local body elections, Mr Panneerselvam accused the DMK of using the actor as a tool to belittle the AIADMK.

Dismissing as a disinformation campaign that the AIADMK had lost its vote bank and Vijayakanth's DMDK had made inroads into the AIADMK vote bank, he said the AIADMK had captured 21 per cent of seats in the local bodies against just three per cent by the DMDK.

Like the DMDK, the Marumalarchi DMK (MDMK), an AIADMK ally, had secured three per cent seats in the civic elections, he said, adding the MDMK had got three per cent seats by contesting 17.5 per cent seats, while the DMDK secured three per cent.

This simple arithmetic would show that the MDMK had achieved a marvellous victory, Mr Panneerselvam said.

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