Vikraman is the spokesperson of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi
Last Updated: 03.37 PM, Oct 12, 2022
It's not often that one gets to see a hardcore politician taking the plunge into a reality show. So, when Vikraman announced his decision to be part of Bigg Boss Tamil 6, it took many by surprise. Vikraman is the spokesperson of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, founded by Thol Thirumalavalan. An ardent follower of Babasaheb Ambedkar and Periyar, the youngster began his career, working as a journalist before he dived into active politics.
While talking about his transition from a journalist to an active politician, Vikraman said, in the introduction video for the show, "During Covid, a woman contacted me on social media and appealed for help stating that her brother was unwell. She told me that her parents were quite old and that they lived abroad. She called it a desperate situation and asked if I could help her. As a journalist, I had a set of followers, and I tweeted about it. An ambulance was soon ready at her disposal and the state's CM, too, replied to me. So, I used this attention that I got in a productive way."
He added, " But a lone man with an ideology doesn't get you far. You need more people around you who are of the same thoughts and ideology as you to make things happen. I am someone who believes that the justice you get in the Legislative Assembly is more important than the one you get in the court. Even if you can't do something, you should make those in power do it. It's the end result that matters."
Born in Tirunelveli and grown up in Theni, Vikraman studied in Tamil medium throughout his life. And during his growing up years, he read a lot about Ambedkar and Periyar. I was not asked to follow their teachings, but I imbibed them on my own.
On entering the Bigg Boss house, the politician says, "This is a game and an attempt to show who you are. I see a lot of team effort, team spirit and adventure in the show," he said.