Actor Kamal Haasan will announce the name of his political party on February 21, the day he begins a state-wide tour from his home town Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. During his phased tour, which will mark his entry into politics, he will visit Madurai, Dindigul and Sivagangai districts as well.
“At the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by,” the veteran actor wrote in a letter released on Tuesday. He added that he intends to challenge the status quo “that has been plaguing the politics of Tamil Nadu for some time now.”
Further, he said he intends on embarking on this journey “truly understand as to what the needs of my people are? what is afflicting them? what their aspirations are?” He added, “This momentous journey of meeting people is neither an act of rebellion nor is it a gathering for glamour. Simply put this is a journey of discovery and learning and an opportunity for me to truly understand my people.”
“Let’s question the mediocrity and raise the bar on governance and welfare for the people of TNJ. Join hands with me to empower our country and state,” he signed off.