Actor-Turned-Politician Kamal Haasan To Contest In 2021 Assembly Elections

Chennai: Kamal Haasan said on Thursday that he will be contesting the 2021 Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

Addressing the media in Chennai on Thursday, the actor-turned-politician claimed that Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is the third-largest party in Tamil Nadu and the day is not far away when it becomes a national party.

Haasan spoke about different issues in the state and invited honest people from other parties to join MNM to bring about a change.

“I am very to happy to inform you all that Makkal Needhi Maiam is the third biggest party in Tamil Nadu. I would like to reiterate what Gandhiji said, honesty is our strategy, it is our ideology. We invite honest people from other parties who are deprived of opportunities. One lakh people have joined us newly, our brand of politics is not a vendetta, it is politics of direction. We will lead the third-front when it is formed. I will contest in the upcoming assembly elections, MNM’s voice will be heard in the Tamil Nadu assembly,” Haasan said two days ahead of his 66th birthday.

Asked about Rajinikanth’s probable entry into politics, Haasan said, “I have been in constant touch with Rajinikanth, we do discuss politics but not everything can be made public. He has to take the final call on his political entry, I cannot decide on that. As a friend, I would ask him to take care of his health, it is important. But at the same time, I want good people to come to politics.”

Haasan, who acted in 230-plus films – in Tamil, Hindi and other regional languages – and also produced and directed films in a career spanning over 50 years, formed the MNM party in February 2018.

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