Tamil superstar Vijay’s bicycle ride to cast his vote in Chennai’s Neelankarai polling station wins compliments on social media. Many are interpreting the ride as a statement against fuel price hike in the country.
Vijay is a critic of India’s Modi regime and his movies have came under attack by Hindu vigilante groups. Before 2021 Tamil Nadu state assembly elections, there was rumours about Vijay joining politics, a frequent step up by cine artists in Tamil Nadu.
Vijay’s ride, came as a election surprise but soon fans chased him to click pictures. Twitter is flooded with pictures of fans captioning it with quotes of Vijay’s latest film ‘Master’.
Actor has not made any comment about the claims by fans and political opposition.
Polling began across over 88,000 booths in Tamil Nadu at 7 am on Tuesday. The polling in Tamil Nadu is taking place in a single phase like it’s neighbouring state Kerala.
Vijay casted his vote at Vels International Pre School, Neelankarai in Chennai. Many cine artists and political leaders casted their vote early morning hours to avoid rush. Covid protocol’s are defied in many booths as per reports.