Kamal Hassan's Political Party Launch Today at Madurai

"Greatness can come from the simplest of houses and this is one of them". Abdul Kalam, who has been revered in Tamil Nadu as the people's president, and taking the opportunity to visit Rameswaram to meet with fishermen. The "fake", unverified accounts would make it increasingly hard for unsuspecting netizens to make out the difference between the genuine posts put out by Kamal Haasan, the politician.

After after multiple stops in Rameshwaram, he visited the primary school in his home town Paramakudi in Ramanatham district, where he spent his childhood.

The party flag was unveiled just before Haasan announced the name of his party with a brief pause heightening the dramatic effect as the huge crowd roared its approval. The Minister was among select political leaders from across the country who were invited by the actor to attend the inaugural event of his new political party.

On the Cauvery issue, Haasan said, "So far the politicians on either side were playing politics only". The actor-turned-politician launched his political party at a rally in Madurai after visiting former President late A.P.J. The multi-faceted cine star who started his movie career as a child artist in Kalathur Kannamma (1960), is admittedly quite naive about his grasp of politics.

The actor cancels his visit to a school after the local administration reportedly denied him permission to visit it. Later, Ranjnikanth floated his own party in the state and announced to field candidates in the upcoming Tamil Nadu elections.

He said his party will be called Makkal Needhi Maiam.

While there is still no confirmatio on whether two veterans would form a party together, Haasan had indicated that he would join hands with Rajinikanth only if the latter has no plans for saffron ties. His meetings with the patriarch of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Muthuvel Karunanidhi had given rise to speculations that his new political party would be a B team for the DMK targeting the ruling AIADMK and the BJP's Hindutva. "Guide us to serve you".

Earlier in January, he had batted for unity among Southern states under the "Dravidian" tag to leverage ties with the Centre.

  • Tracy Klein