Kamal launches party, vows corruption-free government

Posted February 22, 2018

He had tweeted earlier on Wednesday, "Greatness can come from simple beginnings".

DMK's Working President MK Stalin, who reportedly shares a bonhomie with Haasan, took a stinging jibe against the actor over his entry into politics. Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram, will move on pay respects at Kalam's memorial, visit his hometown Paramakudi and end it in Madurai, where he will address a public meeting.

Many political observers have raised doubts on whether the actor will be able to make a mark in Tamil politics or if his debut will end as another case of mere hype.

Besides, the Hindu Munnani leaders objected to the proposed visit of the actor to the government school.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan welcomed Kamal Haasan into politics calling him a great unifying factor for Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP president, Arvind Kejriwal attended the inaugural event in Madurai. Before making the official statement, Haasan met former President APJ Abdul Kalam's elder brother and other family members at the residence in Rameswaram, around 600 km from Chennai.

Makkal Needhi Maiam (people justice centre) - at a function in Madurai on Wednesday evening, said he would devote the rest of his life to the people.

"I am no more a movie star".

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Since authorities had not given permission, the actor did not visit the school.

VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan, while extending his greetings, said only after the actor spelt out his policies could his party think of aligning with him. His meetings with the patriarch of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Muthuvel Karunanidhi had given rise to speculations that his new political party would be a B team for the DMK targeting the ruling AIADMK and the BJP's Hindutva.

"I see the faces of a lot of leaders in the crowd here", Haasan said, adding, "You need to be an example", News18 reported. "Six hands in my party symbol represent six states, star in the middle represents people", he said.

Asked what difference he saw between his avatars as an actor and that as a politician, he said the former has a bit of "barter system" in it.

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