Kamal says his party will contest in all 20 seats, Dr Krishnasamy issues warning

Kamal says his party will contest in all 20 seats, Dr Krishnasamy issues warning

Kamal Haasan, who celebrated his birthday on Wednesday, said his party Makkal Needhi Maiam was ready to face the bypolls for 20 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu whenever they were held.

Speaking to the media, he said, “At this point of time, we can say bypolls may be conducted. I do not know whether it will be held definitely. Suppose, if it is conducted, Makkal Needhi Maiam is ready to face it.”

Talking about the need for clean politics, Kamal Haasan said that people had expressed their regret for having accepted cash-for-votes at the place he had visited.

Denying that he was a tool in the hands of another party, he said, “We have a long way to go. But we have grown at a faster rate than we had expected.”

When you say healthy politics, it also holds the meaning of being scam free. If we do healthy politics, everyone can strongly hope that all sectors will see growth, he said.

Meanwhile, Puthiya Tamizhagam founder K Krishnasamy on Wednesday warned Kamal Haasan against proceeding with his proposed film titled Thevar Magan 2, contending that the title had caused immense trouble to members of the Devendrakula Vellalar community in southern Tamil Nadu in 1993, when the first instalment, Thevar Magan, was released.

In a letter to Kamal, Krishnasamy said that the actor should follow his ‘centrist’ political point of view and name his film Devendirar Magan this time around.

“If you really want to follow ‘centrist’ policies, you should name the film Devendirar Magan based on a community that is fighting to reclaim its identity. If you are firm on naming the film Thevar Magan 2, there would be large-scale opposition and protests against the film. It will not run…it would be shut down,” warned Dr Krishnasamy.