Actor-turned-politician Vijayashanthi congratulated Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami on being chosen for the post and termed O Panneerselvam as the ‘evil force’ and VK Sasikala as the saviour. She said, “Congratulate Palaniswami, evil forces including OPS tried creating problems leading to instability. We have Chinamma on one side, who safeguarded party without harming anyone; on the other side was OPS with evil forces.”
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E Palaniswami won the floor test on Saturday and proved majority in the Tamil Nadu Assembly by winning 122 votes in favour and 11 against. The result of floor test was declared following the eviction of DMK MLAs from the assembly and walkout of Congress and IUML members. 11 members who voted against the government belong to former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and OPS was one of the 11 votes. An FIR was filed against DMK leader MK Stalin after he disrupted the Tamil Nadu assembly following which he was evicted from the assembly along with his fellow ministers.
Vijayashanti is a popular Indian actress and produced who turned into a politician. Her career as an actor is spread over 30 years and a total of 186 films in various languages including Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi feature her. During her time she was tagged as “The Lady Superstar” and “Lady Amitabh” of South Indian cinema. In 2003 she won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (South).