Kamal to contest from Coimbatore South Assembly constituency

Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan is all set to make his electoral debut from Coimbatore South Assembly constituency in the 6 April state polls.

“Coimbatore is a place I love. If Kongu region flourishes, all the places will flourish is a proverb. But Kongu has become a fort of corruption. To change that I going to contest there. I would raise my voice for the Kongu region if the people supported him,” Kamal said.

MNM which made its electoral debut in Lok Sabha polls 2019 polled the highest number of votes in the Coimbatore LS seat where Dr Mahendran got 1.45 lakh votes. Coimbatore South is part of the Coimbatore LS seat.

Among the prominent candidates in the second list includes Dr Mahendran from Singanallur, actress Sripriya (Mylapore) and Pazha Karuppaiah (Anna Nagar). Former bureaucrat and MNM general secretary Dr Santhosh Babu who earlier named as the Villivakkam candidate has now been fielded from Velachery. Entrepreneur E Sarathbabu who had contested as independent candidates in the assembly and the Parliamentary polls will contest from Alandur seat.