"Website Hacked, Democracy Stifled": Kamal Haasan's Party

Kamal Haasan's MNM's Twitter handle announced that the official website of the party has been hacked by some miscreants

'Website Hacked, Democracy Stifled': Kamal Haasan's Party

The website of Makkal Needhi Maiam, Kamal Haasan's party, has been hacked

Chennai:

The website of Makkal Needhi Maiam, a party floated by actor-politician Kamal Haasan has been hacked, the party said on Friday.

Hours after the website was hacked, MNM's Twitter handle announced that the "official website of the party has been hacked by some miscreants" and that the party would not be cowed down by such threat and would give a befitting reply.

Many eyebrows were raised and the party workers were surprised over a statement posted on the website proclaiming to merge MNM with the Congress on January 30.

The statement has since been withdrawn and a party spokesperson said, "no such decision was made (on the merger) and that it was the handiwork of the hackers."

MNM had announced to support the Congress candidate in the Erode East by-election scheduled for February 27. It may be recalled that Haasan had joined the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo yatra last month.

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