Ramarajan was once the ‘baadshah’ of box-office in Tamil films in the eighties and his Karagattakkaran (which had music by Maestro Ilaiyaraaja) still remains one of the top grossing Tamil films of all times. He then suffered setbacks in his professional and personal life and is now concentrating mostly in staying afloat in politics. He is also one of the star speakers of the ruling AIADMK which is in saddle with an unprecedented majority in the State Legislative Assembly.
Speaking at a meeting organized to explain the ruling party’s achievements on the completion of its year-long term recently, Ramarajan said “The scheme to provide mixie, grinder and fan to ration card holders, laptop to students and gold for poor women for marriage purpose are unique as no other State in the country has visualized and implemented such projects.
“Amma has been achieving many great things. Vijayakanth knows nothing but criticizing the State government’s initiatives. He had become hero in Tamil films before I became hero and I worked in some of his films as assistant director, teaching him the nuances of acting and how to deliver his dialogues on-screen. It’s indeed ironical that he now utters many unnecessary dialogues against Amma at public meetings.
“Vijayakanth could win only a solitary MLA seat in the 2006 Assembly elections when he contested alone. In 2011, when he was in alliance with Amma’s AIADMK, he won as many as 28 seats. The seats he got were mainly because of Amma’s popularity and the belief people reposed in Amma’s comeback as chief minister of the State. He can never become the chief minister of the State and should fully realize this. The sooner he does so, the better it would be for him.
“I’m confident that Amma might become the Prime Minister of the country after the ensuing parliamentary elections,” concluded Ramarajan.