By: Settu Shankar
Friday, September 21, 2007
After launching his political party Akhila India Samathuva Makkal Katchi (AISMK), Sarath Kumar meet the press and media for the first time in Chennai on Wednesday. Nearly 250 media representatives from all over the country attended the meet held at the GRT convention center.
In this meet Sarath Kumar said that he wanted a single party rule in the state and also at the national level, and does not really approve of alliance politics, but was not totally opposed to it. He said: " I floated my own political party to cleanse the political system and I want more educated young men to jump in to politics. People should take to the streets and protest against the ills prevalent in the society. They should usher in a new kind of revolution even with out any support from political parties…"
Sarath feels that the sentiments of the people should be respected on the proposed demolition of the controversial Ramar Sethu Bridge (Adams Bridge). "But at the same time, the govt should continue the work, if the project strengthens our economy. People should try to understand the difference between religious myths and realities…" he said. He was sure elections are around the corner, as left parties were opposed to the Indo-US nuclear deal.
On his forthcoming release, Naam Nadu, Sarath Kumar said, "The movie is getting released his weekend without much publicity. The film is a faithful remake of the original Lion made in Malayalam. I have not tried to portray my newly-floated political party or its ideologies in the movies. At the same time I would not like to comment on the dubbed movie Udambu Eppadi Irukku. Naam Nadu is a movie made for the masses with all entertaining ingredients in it. I am confident that my fans and party workers would throng the theatres and make it a big hit..." Sarath said that his next film, Vaitheeswaran, is getting ready for release this Deepavali followed by movies with K.S. Ravi Kumar and Gautham Menon.