Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan to announce his political party’s name, begin State tour on Feb. 21

Kamal Haasan. File photo  

Kamal Haasan will announce his political party’s name on February 21 at Ramanathapuram and begin a tour of the State the same day from there.

The tour will be held in phases. From Ramanathapuram - his hometown, he will move to Madurai, Dindigul and Sivaganga districts.


“At the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by,” Mr. Haasan said in a statement on Tuesday.

The actor said he intended to challenge the status quo “that has been plaguing the politics of Tamil Nadu for some time now”.

“However, for this to happen, my thoughts and actions need to collectively resonate with people,” he said, adding that through the tour, he wanted to familiarise himself with people’s concerns.

Kamal Haasan to announce his political party’s name, begin State tour on Feb. 21

“...to truly understand as to what the needs of my people are, what is afflicting them, what their aspirations are?” he said. The tour was “neither an act of rebellion nor a gathering for glamour,” he said.

“This is a journey of discovery and learning and an opportunity for me to truly understand my people,” said Haasan.

He exhorted the people of Tamil Nadu to “question mediocrity” and “raise the bar” of governance and welfare in the State.

“This journey is intended towards that goal. I begin this journey with your support. Join hands with me to empower our country and state,” he said. “I will see you soon.”

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