Renowned Tamil actor Thalapathy Vijay has made a significant announcement, unveiling his political party named ‘Tamilaga Vetri Kazhagam’ on February 2, gearing up for a political journey preceding the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. In a strategic move, Vijay clarified that the party won’t participate in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
In a comprehensive statement, Vijay outlined the party’s vision, emphasizing a commitment to “fundamental political change” characterized by transparency, a caste-free approach, and a corruption-free administration. He stated, “We are not going to contest the 2024 elections, and we are not going to support any party. We have made this decision for General and Executive Council Meeting.”
The actor revealed that 2026 is their target, and post-ECI approval, the party will decide on symbols, flags, ideologies, policies, and commence public interactions. Stressing his dedication to politics, Vijay expressed, “Politics is not a hobby for me; it is my deepest passion, and I want to devote myself fully to it.”
Addressing his film commitments, Vijay assured that despite his political engagement, he is committed to completing film-related duties without disrupting party work. Acknowledging the Vijay Makkal Iyakkam’s public welfare efforts, he highlighted the need for political power to bring about substantial changes.
The statement underscored the challenges faced by Tamil Nadu, citing wrongful administration, corrupt politics, and divisive policies. Vijay’s party aims to provide a political alternative based on selfless, truthful, foresighted, non-corrupt governance without caste and religion disparities, aligning with the principles of the Indian Constitution.
Expressing gratitude to the people of Tamil Nadu, Vijay affirmed that Tamizhaga Vetri Kazhagam is a way to give back. The party has submitted its bylaws and structure for registration with the ECI, emphasizing inclusivity and unity.
Vijay’s political entry follows the legacy of iconic figures like Kamal Haasan, MG Ramachandran, and Sivaji Ganesan, making it a significant development in Tamil Nadu politics. The announcement ignited spontaneous celebrations among his fans, reflecting the anticipation for a new era in the state’s political landscape.