As Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam completed one year today, the actor-politician hoisted the party flag and addressed party cadres at MNM headquarters at Alwarpet in Chennai.
After the celebrations, he left for Tiruvarur where he is set to attend in an event. He is also slated to address a public meeting tonight.
Kamal floated Makkal Needhi Maiam last year and has decided to contest alone in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. According to sources, he will announce the names of the candidates for all 40 constituencies in the next few days.
Recently, Kamal was quoted as saying that a plebiscite could have been an option in Jammu and Kashmir earlier to foster peace.
He also reportedly disagreed with calls for an immediate surgical strike to avenge the Pulwama killings. According to reports, he also indicated casualties can be avoided if the leadership of India and Pakistan “behaved properly”.
“Why plebiscite – to get to know everyone’s view – was not held there. Why it was not done? What is their fear? The country was ripped apart into two (India and Pakistan). Why don’t you ask them (people of J&K) again, they (political leadership) won’t do it,” he said.
Clearing the air on the above in a tweet later, he said, “Our opinion on Kashmir is the same as yours @CChristineFair and was expressed by me. Unfortunately it was grossly sensationalised and incorrectly interpreted by Times Now. We are arguing a point from the same side and logic.”