Kamal Haasan Floats His Political Party

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He is also tipped to be announce his new political party anytime soon.

"In a 45-minute speech, Haasan said Makkal Needhi Maiam will be the army for Tamilians" war for justice. He also unfurled his party's flag, which has six hands - three in red and three in white - joined together around a star on a white background.

Kamal said, - 'Maiam in Tamil means "centre".

Haasan has starred in a film titled 'Nammavar.' "It is the name of a film. We will do it", he said.

While addressing the gathering and congratulating Haasan on starting his political journey, Kejriwal said, "By the number of people present here for the launch, I am sure Haasan's party will break the record AAP set in Delhi".

Kamal Haasan said there was "no politics" involved in his visit to the late APJ Abdul Kalam's residence here today, or his proposed one to a school, which did not fructify as the administration denied him the permission, where the former president had studied.

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BJP's state unit leader Tamilisai Soundararajan made a series of caustic remarks, claiming Haasan had entered politics to "compete with someone", seemingly referring to Rajinikanth.

There have been several examples of former actors who have left a mark in politics in Tamil Nadu.

During his visit here, the actor also interacted with members of fishermen community and said though he was aware of their problems through media, he wanted to hear it from themselves.

"The party flag will be hoisted in the evening in Madurai when the idea behind the flag will be detailed", Kamal told reporters on arrival in Madurai.

In response, Kamal Haasan understandingly stated that there might be more occasions for Rama Rao to grace the functions in Tamil Nadu in the future. Actor Vijaykanth also launched his party there in 2005. "They can prevent me from going to school but not from learning", he said.

"I think the prospects for Kamal Haasan's party is very marginal".

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