Sivaji Ganesan Social Welfare Association has condemned the remarks of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami who said on Tuesday that actors entering politics would face the same fate as Sivaji.
In a statement, Chandrasekhar, President of Sivaji Welfare Association, said an accidental Chief Minister like Palaniswami has no right to comment about the legendary actor.
“It’s time someone reminded our Chief Minister that Sivaji Ganesan had campaigned extensively for the victory of AIADMK candidates. Sivaji Ganesan valued self-respect more than anything else and did not seek any position from anyone” he added.
Chandrasekhar further said, “While Palaniswami has said that actors launch political parties only when they become old, it seems he is referring to MGR also. It is high time someone informed Chief Minister Palaniswami that when AIADMK and Congress were in alliance in the past, Sivaji Ganesan had extensively campaigned for the victory of several AIADMK candidates.”
He said: “An accidental Chief Minister has no right to comment on Sivaji Ganesan, who valued self-respect more and did not seek any position from anyone. Sivaji wanted MGR’s government to continue under the leadership of Janaki MGR. That is why he had launched a political party but faced defeat in the bargain.”