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Seven things that Kamal Haasan has said about his entry into politics

One of the things that Kamal Haasan said about his entry into politics is that when he is elected, he would like to be held accountable by the voter. He doesn't want people to vote him in and wait for five years to vote him out. He says that voters should sack him immediately if he doesn't deliver.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 14, 2017 4:50 pm
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Kamal Haasan’s entry to politics is, in recent times, one of the most talked-about topics in connection with politics in Tamil Nadu. From his meeting with Kerala’s chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to news of him attending the anniversary event of DMK’s newspaper, every meeting has sparked controversy. Kamal Haasan, who also happens to be vocal and active on Twitter has of late said a lot about his role in politics, his fans’ role in politics and his contemporaries’ roles in politics.

Here are seven things the Ulaganayagan said about his ideology and party:

1. When asked why he was starting a new party and not joining hands with the existing ones, the actor, in an interview with Quint, said, “A political party is about an ideology and I don’t think my goals in politics can match the ideology of any political party.”

2. About Sasikala’s ouster, and his opinion about Edappadi K. Palaniswami and O Pannerselvam joining hands, Kamal said, “The ouster of Sasikala is a solid step forward. I was extremely vocal about getting rid of her. Now that it has happened, I feel a little more encouraged in my belief that the politics of Tamil Nadu can change.”

3. About the change that he would bring, Kamal Haasan said, “We need better governance. I am not promising swift remedies, but I promise to start the process of change.”

4. He also observed that the Electorate is also at fault. He remarked, “When I am elected, I’d like to be held accountable by the voter. Don’t vote me in and wait for five years to vote me out. Sack me immediately if I don’t deliver.”

5. Why only speak about Tamil Nadu? He answered, “Well, I have to start somewhere. First I must clean my own home before I start on the neighbours.”

6. Why the late entry into politics? Is he not being an opportunist? To this, he replied, “Yes, I am an opportunist. This is the right time for me to come into active politics because everything that can go wrong is going wrong.”

7. What about corruption in the system? To this, he had a dramatic response. He said, “Either I go, or corruption in politics goes. We can’t have both.”

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  1. R
    R K
    Sep 21, 2017 at 9:42 am
    what is his contribution to society....earning so much money, we never hear he has donated for any good cause like Akshay Kumar or Nana Patekar...as he himself has said, he is an opportunist trying to make money by entering politics as his filmi career is as good as over....and meeting a corrupt man like kejriwal who has not answered about one corruption charge faced by his ministers and partymen...nothing new...
    1. S
      Sep 20, 2017 at 10:54 pm
      Kamala Hasanji. Have you remembered "Vishwarooppam". Some body has to take Vishwaroopam to curb corruption and black money. I had full faith with Modiji. But, he is supporting "influential" persons which I do not like. He is basically like Vivekananda. Except few ministers, all his ministers do not support the idea of curbing corruption and black money. FM is not interested in curbing black money and corruption. He hides certain persons' name, that's the great black mark. Because of this, demonetization failed. If influential people lifted the money from the back door, what was the very purpose of demonitization?????? Who looted the bank??????????????? Had Modi got the answer??? No.
      1. R
        Sep 14, 2017 at 5:15 pm
        first of all by hook and crook amazed the money through film industry and made the public a scapegoat the person who is doing cooli hardly have one time meal to eat in india and when such being the case now entering into politics to make more money let him speak in public rather in twitter what help he has done to the society. his entry in the politic will certainly defame him