Tamil Nadu politics: Kamal Haasan to join hands with Rajinikath?

First Published 16, Sep 2017, 4:01 PM IST
Kamal Haasan says that he will work with Rajinikanth if the superstar joins politics
Highlights
  • Kamal Haasan has said that if people give him a clear mandate, he would immediately jump into active politics
  • He also said that he would work closely with Rajinikanth if the superstar ever decides to enter politics
  • He said that the funding for his new party will come from the poor

Actor Kamal Haasan gave a clear answer on Friday, September 15, when asked about his entry into politics. Kamal has said that if people give him a clear mandate, he would immediately jump into active politics.

He also said that he would work closely with Rajinikanth if the superstar ever decides to enter politics. "If Rajinikanth comes to politics we can talk, won't I join him? Though we are rivals in our industry, we consult for key issues," Kamal said in Chennai while addressing a few questions by The Hindu Tamil daily.

The Hindu reported that the actor refused picking any particular day for launching a political party. “It should be decided without any hurry,” he said. “It should not be on my birthday since it is my birthday. It may coincide with a revolution.”

Haasan, 62, has been targeting the AIADMK government for the last few months with his statements and tweets. On September 16, he took a dig at the AIADMK again by talking about the 19 rebel AIADMK lawmakers who have been sequestered in different resorts for days by the party's ousted leader TTV Dhinakaran, as he looks for ways to oust Chief Minister E Palaniswami, reported NDTV.

He said that the funding for his new party will come from the poor.  “It is they who fill the coffers emptied by the governments,” he said.

Although speculations were rife that Kamal will go the left way after he met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's home for lunch in Thiruvananthapuram earlier this month, he has made it clear that he wants to pursue a middle path. NDTV quoted him saying, "My colour is obviously seen over the 40 years I have been working in cinema, and it's definitely not saffron. I want to be in the middle of things, not leaning to any side."

Recently the actor also attended a function organised by Tamil Nadu's main opposition party the DMK, sharing stage with its leader MK Stalin.

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