BJP Flaunts Star Power, Gives Them Key Roles Ahead of Assembly Polls

Published: 27th November 2015 06:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th November 2015 06:11 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Months after they were inducted into the party with much fanfare, film personalities including former Union Minister D Napolean were accommodated in relatively significant posts in the BJP State unit on Thursday. The move comes just months before the notification for 2016 Assembly elections.

All of them who had joined the party a year ago, had remained dormant so far.

Napolean, a relative of former Transport Minister and DMK leader K N Nehru, has been appointed TN BJP vice-president, said BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan. He had joined the BJP in December.

Former AIADMK MP K Malaisamy, who entered the party on April 5, will be president of election wing of the State unit. “It is a responsibility given to me and I am pondering over the ways in which I can serve the party with this,” Malaisamy told Express.

Well known music director Gangei Amaren has been appointed patron of the cultural wing of the State unit. “It is a new assignment to me. I have to consult with the party leaders before I begin my work” he said. Actress and choreographer Gayathri Raghuram will be the secretary of this wing.

Yesteryear actress and producer of television serials, Kutti Padmini, has been made vice- president of the campaign wing. Film director Kasturi Raja, father of actor Dhanush has been inducted into the executive committee members of the State BJP. He will also function as the vice-president of the cultural wing.

Puratchi Kavidasan, who had merged his ‘Makkal Thamizhagam’ with the BJP, has been made State secretary. Former MLA from Vedaranyam, Vedarathinam, will be one of the executive members and vice-president of the farmers’ wing.

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