With many leading stars and comedians taking sides and entering the campaign fray thereby lending their support for political parties in the ensuing Assembly polls, director-actor Cheran hasn’t done so. Instead, in his own way, he has been trying to create some sort of ‘awareness’ among the voters as to whom they should vote for.
Cheran, one of the few industry folks who are regular on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, has exhorted the Tamil populace to thing ‘hard and strong’ before casting their votes in favour of any political party in the upcoming elections. Not so surprisingly, he has cited the example of Gujarat, which remains a model State in so many spheres.
“With no Govt.-operated liquor shops (read TASMAC) and no apparent power-cuts that take the soul out of the common man, the Gujarat Government headed by (BJP’s) Narendra Modi has managed to bring about a turn-around in fortunes in the State. The State, which owed almost Rs.50,000 crores to the World Bank a decade back, has now deposited a whopping Rs.1.00 lakh crores with the Bank.
“If it keeps on moving in the same direction, it would become another ‘Singapore’ in about 20 years. Whether Tamil Nadu….?” is the question posed by Cheran to the voters.