Vadivelu meets TN CM Stalin opposes demand for Kongu state


Senior Tamil Comedian Vadivelu on Wednesday met Tamil Nadu Cheif Minister at the Chief Secretariat and donated Rs 5 lakh for the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund (CMPRF) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Speaking to mediapersons after a meeting with Chief Minister MK Stalin, Vadivelu said, ‘Within two months of coming to power, the Stalin-led government has controlled the corona outbreak in the State. Had M Karunanidhi had been alive, he would have felt proud seeing the way Stalin is running the administration’.

Heaping praises on Stalin, he said, ‘the Chief Minister has been initiating welfare schemes without hurting anybody’s sentiments and he is championing the cause of vaccination by reaching out to people’.

Taking a dig at demands for separate Statehood for Kongu belt in Tamilnadu, Vadivelu said, ‘What is of the use dividing our State which is already thriving’.

Vadivelu campaigned for DMK in 2011 Assembly polls in which the party failed. His comments on DMDK leader Vijayakanth led to criticisms and since then he was staying away from films with very few offers.