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With Kejriwal On His Side, Kamal Haasan Launches His Party Makkal Needhi Maiam

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| February 21 , 2018 , 22:47 IST

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched his political party and the party Flag at Othakadai in Madurai among a sea of supporters. Haasan’s party is named Makkal Needhi Maiam which in Tamil means ‘Centre for People’s justice’.

Kamal Haasan hoisted and unveiled the party flag -three in red and three in white - joined together around a star on a white background.

Haasan was joined by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, AAP leader and former Delhi Minister Somnath Bharti who is the party convenor for Tamil Nadu.

Haasan began his day from Rameswaram, visiting the house of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. From Rameswaram he headed to Madurai, stopping and addressing people on his way.

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He also met people from the fishermen community. In Rameswaram, Haasan said people, “Till now I was a film star. From now on I will be a lamp in your homes.”

As per Haasan, MNM will provide the people of Tamil Nadu a corruption-free government, and will have a centrist approach in terms of ideology. The party will not play games and divide people on the basis of religion or caste and will not indulge in the politics of freebies.

Speaking at the grand event attended by thousands of people, Kejriwal praised Haasan and urged the people of Tamil Nadu to support him.

“If you want corruption, vote for DMK and AIADMK. But if you want schools, road, water, and electricity then vote for Kamal”.

Kejriwal said that when they launched AAP in Delhi people rejected both Congress and BJP and gave 67 out of 70 seats to AAP.

"The kind of response I am seeing today, there is so much of energy and hope in the people of Tamil Nadu. I Am sure Kamal Haasan ji, that people of Tamil Nadu will break the record of the people of Delhi" he added.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan welcomed Kamal Haasan into politics calling him a great unifying factor for Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

“I am sure that his entry into public life will enrich the public arena of Tamil Nadu.” He said

The welcome message was shared by the official handles of the party. ­