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‘My purpose is to challenge status quo plaguing TN’: Kamal Haasan to begin political journey on Feb 21

Veteran 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.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 17, 2018 9:05:19 am
Kamal Haasan, Tamil Nadu politics, Kamal Haasan politics, DMK, AIADMK Veteran actor Kamal Haasan to launch political party on February 21 (File)

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.”

Kamal Haasan, Tamil Nadu politics, Kamal Haasan politics, DMK, AIADMK

“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.

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