Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan is all set to start his first spherical of campaigning for the Assembly election on November 26 and 27 in Tiruchi and Madurai, after which once more on December 12 and 13 in Salem and Coimbatore.
Speaking to presspersons in Chennai, Mr. Haasan mentioned, “According to the numbers crunched internally, MNM is the third largest party in Tamil Nadu”.
On the potential of forming an alliance with current events, he mentioned, “Why is everyone in a hurry to make sure I form an alliance?” We will type an alliance with ‘good folks’. When that occurs, we would be the essential alliance. This shouldn’t be the time to speak about an alliance ”. Though Mr. Haasan remained evasive about the potential of an alliance with the BJP, he mentioned, “I will form an alliance with honest people.” He added that he wished the “good people” in each celebration to affix MNM.
Mr. Haasan additionally mentioned he hoped a “good person” like actor Rajinikanth would enter politics, however insisted that his well being was additionally essential. “This is a decision that he has to make,” he mentioned.
He commented on latest political developments pertaining to the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi’s marketing campaign towards the Manusmriti and the BJP’s ‘Vel Yatra’, which is proposed to start out throughout the state between November 6 and December 6.
“The Manusmriti is not a book that is in circulation today and criticism against it is unnecessary. If there is an attack on the Constitution of India, then the protests are justified, ”he said.
When asked about the BJP’s ‘Vel Yatra’, Mr. Haasan used a turn of phrase playing on the word ‘vel’. “I am more concerned about generating jobs [Velai]. Anybody can do this ‘Vel Yatra’. If they stop the ‘Vel Yatra’ citing law and order issues, I would welcome it ”.
Responding to a question on whether the BJP is taking out such ‘yatras’ to create religious disharmony in Tamil Nadu, he said, “Are you saying they are doing it [creating religious disharmony] only in Tamil Nadu? ”
He added that his first act as Chief Minister can be to cross a powerful Lokpal invoice.