Actor Turned Politician Kamal Haasan’s MNM Confused Over Contesting Tamil Nadu Bypolls Bollywood actor Kamal Haasan, founder of MNM party (Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Kamal Haasan has said that his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) may not contest the upcoming bypolls for 20 seats in Tamil Nadu Assembly.

Actor turned politician Kamal Haasan said he would decide on contesting the by-elections to 20 Tamil Nadu assembly seats, TOI has reported. This includes the 18 vacant seats of disqualified AIADMK MLAs.

The actor who has been touring the state as a part of his “journey with the people” campaign, specified that a decision would be taken when the Election Commission announced the schedule for the polls.

"Let us face it if that comes..let us see when that happens," the MNM founder told reporters on Saturday (October 27) when asked if his party would contest the bypolls.

The verdict delivered by the Madras High Court last week upheld the disqualification of 18 ruling party MLAs who are loyal to Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran. This verdict has removed any obstacles for conducting bypolls in the constituencies.

Apart from the 18 seats, the Tiruvarur seat represented by the Late DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi and Tiruparankundram by AIADMK’s AK Bose are also vacant due to their deaths post Assembly election.

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