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"The party has to be first named and formed," he wrote, "this doesn't mean I am backtracking, it doesn't mean I won't accept money."
In his column today, he sought also to assuage those offended by an earlier piece in which he spoke of "Hindu terror" and what he described as a new trend among right-wing groups to resort to violence instead of debate to make their arguments. He later said some of his remarks had been lost in translation and stressed that "I come from a Hindu family".
On his birthday on the 7th of this month, Kamal Haasan, who first disclosed his intent to turn politician in July, said that he is launching an app which would allow him to collect feedback on what voters want and enable whistleblowers to post crucial information. He said today that "I will do more than just the app" to assure supporters that he is not reconsidering his plans to enter politics.
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