RAMESWARAM, TAMIL NADU: Veteran actor Kamal Haasan is set to launch his political party today and reached Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram early this morning where he was given a rousing welcome by his supporters. Mr Haasan set out on a yatra from the island and will launch his political party in Madurai later in the day. He addressed the fishermen community and said, “Different governments have made different promises and then when people ask why the promises are not met, they bring different problems in front of them.” Mr Haasan also met Abdul Kalam’s elder brother at his residence. He is to address public meetings in Ramanathapuram, Manamadurai and Paramakudi, his home town. While announcing his political tour last month, the actor had said he too shared the vision of Mr Kalam who dreamt of a “good Tamil Nadu”. By launching his tour from the residence of Mr Kalam, he would be moving forward towards that goal, he had said
Actor Kamal Haasan is all set to announce his political party and its objectives today. The actor, who made his cinematic debut in 1960 as a child artiste, will officially take the plunge into politics today.
Following the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, both Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth have announced their political entry to fill the leadership vacuum in the state. Kamal has been increasingly critical of the Tamil Nadu government and its policies over the past year.
Kamal took to writing a weekly column in the Tamil daily Ananda Vikatan where he narrated stories from his childhood, explained why he was taking the plunge into politics and his views on Dravidianism.
In November 2017, Kamal Haasan announced the launch of Maiam, a whistleblower app for the people. Corruption in governance has been a constant theme in Haasan’s politics.