After several months of political posturing, Kamal Haasan finally announced his political party in a rally held in Madurai today (21 February).
Haasan has named his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, which translates to People’s Justice Party, announcing it at the Othakadi ground in Madurai. Haasan also hoisted the party flag at the event.
Delhi Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is embroiled in yet another crisis in Delhi, was also present at the event. Kejriwal was also invited to speak after the party’s name was announced. AAP MLAs have been accused of assaulting Delhi’s Chief Secretary, an IAS officer, at the CM’s minister yesterday (20 February). An AAP MLA has since been arrested in the matter.
Earlier, an LED screen erected at the venue, collapsed under heavy winds as the rally was going on.
Congress leader Veerappa Moily dismissed Haasan’s entry into Tamil Nadu (TN) politics saying that there was no space for another entrant into the TN political scene.
DMK leader MK Stalin too had dismissed the party calling it a ‘paper flower’ compared to DMK which he called a ‘banyan tree’.
Tamil superstar Rajnikanth too has announced his entry into the state’s politics, but Haasan has said that the two superstars will follow different political paths.
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