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Kamal Haasan Welcomes "Sister" Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Into Politics

Kamal Haasan, who launched his party Makkal Needhi Maiam in February 2018 from his hometown Rameswaram, said alliance talks are on.

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Kamal Haasan Welcomes 'Sister' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Into Politics

Kamal Haasan had said he would contest the Lok Sabha elections this year.


Puducherry: 

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan formally launched his party, the Makkal Needhi Maiam or MNM, in Puducherry today and announced that it will contest the assembly elections and informal talks for alliance were on. Today, he did not reveal any details about prospective allies, but praised Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's recently announced Basic Minimum Income plans for the poor and welcomed "sister" Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into politics.

Basic Minimum Income for the poor, he said, is a "Great and nice worthwhile dream. It is difficult to enact. I hope he succeeds."

Last month, Mr Haasan said his MNM -- - which translates to "People's Justice Centre" -- would contest the coming Lok Sabha elections and was open to an alliance.

"The party has authorised me to take that call but we have not decided yet. We don't want to carry the baggage of others. More than friends, we need good friends," Mr Haasan said.

Launching the Puducherry unit under DMK strongman MA Subramanian, who switched camp recently, Mr Haasan said, "The MNM would contests Puducherry assembly elections whenever called for. MNM has strong shoulders in Puducherry".

Mr Haasan had launched his party last year amid a political vacuum in the state following the death of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa.

An arch-critic of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK, he had also indicated that he did not favour the BJP ideology, saying said "Saffron is not my colour".

Keeping the fight against corruption and development of villages in Tamil Nadu as his focus, Mr Haasan's party has adopted a few villages to demonstrate his model of development.

"It's an achievable goal. We've come here. We would do it," said the 64-year-old, who extensively toured Tamil Nadu last year to interact with the locals.



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