Kamal Haasan To Announce Party Name On February 21, Kickstart Tour From TN's Ramanathapuram

| January 17 , 2018 , 09:52 IST

Barely weeks after Tamil superstar Rajinikanth confirmed his official entry into politics, renowned actor Kamal Haasan has confirmed that he will be announcing the name of his political party on February 21. Although Haasan has been hinting at his entry into politics for nearly a year, no concrete date had been given.

After announcing the name of his political party, Haasan will be undertaking a state-wide tour to understand the 'needs' of the state. The tour would begin from his hometown of Ramanathapuram and continue to the districts of Madurai, Dindigul and Sivagangai.

"At the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by," Haasan said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Haasan added that he intends to challenge the status quo "that has been plaguing the politics of Tamil Nadu for some time now".

"However, for this to happen, my thoughts and actions need to collectively resonate with the people," he said, adding that through the state-wide tour he wants "to truly understand as to what the needs of my people are, what is afflicting them, what their aspirations are," he said.

The veteran actor said that the tour was "neither an act of rebellion nor a gathering for glamour" but "a journey of discovery and learning and an opportunity for me to truly understand my people."

Calling on the people exhorted the people of Tamil Nadu to "question mediocrity" and "raise the bar" of governance and welfare in the state, Haasan said, "This journey is intended towards that goal. I begin this journey with your support. Join hands with me to empower our country and state."