Addressing the reporters gathered the Makkal Needhi Maiam party office in Chennai on Friday, Kamal Haasan said, “People have voted for us in such a way that I can keep my heads held high. They trusted us without expecting anything in return, I take this opportunity to thank them for their support, we have a long way to go, have many things to do."
Earlier, the Coimbatore police had denied permission to Haasan following a furore over his 'free India's first extremist was a Hindu' remarks, due to which Haasan could not undertake campaigning on Friday.
Kamal Haasan's press meet comes a day after eggs, stones and chappals were hurled by two unidentified men at the dais where the actor-turned politician was holding a public meeting in Aravkurichi in Karur district on Thursday.
Claiming that the speech was being circulated with a view to promote enmity amongst people, Kamal Haasan's party MNM said that Kamal Haasan's speech had "been taken completely out of context with a malafide intent".
The MNM manifesto promises 50 lakh jobs, equal pay for women and "100 per cent profit" for farmers among seven other pledges that the party aims to achieve in the next five years if voted to power in the state.
Talking to reporters, Haasan hailed the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala, which completed two years in office. The actor, who launched his party earlier this year, had met the Kerala chief minister in Thiruvananthapuram last year.
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