Saturday, September 01, 2007
In yet another instance of a cinema personality joining politics in Tamil Nadu, actor R. Sarath Kumar on Friday floated the All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi at a meeting of his fans and followers in Chennai.
Sarath Kumar, who had been toying with the idea of floating his own party after he quit the AIADMK four months ago, told his fans that his aim was to reestablish the 'golden rule' of the great leader late K. Kamaraj. The actor said he will use 'youth power' to achieve the goal.
He criticized both DMK and AIADMK for misleading voters and misappropriation of power in the past and present. "The people of the state are disillusioned by the rule of the DMK and the AIADMK and want an alternative, which my party hopes to provide. My party will be the ruling front in 2011 with the unanimous support of the people" he said.
Later, speaking to reporters, he claimed Tamil Nadu was facing a vacuum in the political sphere and that he would attempt to fill it up. He said that his party has not only been started only for the Nadar people. As mentioned in the party name, it will be an egalitarian party which will protect the interests of all sections of people in Tamil Nadu.
Asked whether his party will have any truck with actor Vijayakanth's DMDK, he said this would be decided only at the time of the polls. But he hinted at the possibility of his party forging a political alliance with the Congress, since their policies and the goals are the same.
The following people have been nominated as the party functionaries:
Karu. Nagarajan-General secretary
Sundaresan-Deputy General Secretary
Sarath also appointed the district presidents and other functionaries on the same day for his party.