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'MGR Manram' warns Vijaykant against calling himself "black MGR"

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Chennai, Oct 28 (UNI) The 'All World MGR Manram', a political arm of the AIADMK, today launched a blistering attack against actor-politician Vijaykant for trying to project himself as ''black MGR'' and warned him against using MGR's name for gaining political mileage.

Manram Secretary and former AIADMK minister E Madhusoodanan, in a statement here, said ''like all those who climb Gingee Fort-an impregnable fortress in Villupuram district, could not become the legendary King Tej Singh and all those who are in the film industry could not become MGR.'' ''There can be only one MGR and there can be no match for the legendary figure,'' the AIADMK leader said, taking strong exception to Mr Vijaykant, heading the fledgling Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), claiming that he had the blessings of the late leader.

If Mr Vijaykanth claimed that he was one of the lakhs of MGR fans and considered the legendary leader as his political mentor, where was he for the 19 years, since the death of MGR in 1987, Mr Madhusoodanan asked.

Challenging the actor-politician to prove who were calling him as ''black MGR'', the former minister said the newcomer to state politics had no moral right to talk about MGR.

If he claimed that he had entered politics to help the poor and downtrodden like MGR, Mr Vijayakanth should disclose the details of free marriages he was allowing in his marriage hall and free education he was providing to poor students in his Engineering college.

Condemning him for criticising party supremo J Jayalalithaa, Mr Madhusoodanan said the actor-politician who was running a political party to promote his family interest, had no right to talk about Ms Jayalalithaa, who had kept her family members away from politics and work for the party cadres.

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