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Kamal Haasan confirms MNM will contest all 40 seats alone


COIMBATORE: Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam will field its own candidates in all the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies, a choice that stands as of now.
The actor baby-kisser told newshounds at Coimbatore airport on Thursday, earlier than leaving for Chennai after a two-day meeting with birthday celebration functionaries at Pollachi, that MNM had decided to contest all the constituencies in TN and Puducherry by itself. “That is what we have now decided,” he said to a query.

Categorically ruling out an alliance with the AIADMK and the DMK, he said there were no alliance talks with Congress both. He indicated that the birthday celebration was not all for a tie-up with T T V Dhinakaran’s AMMK as smartly. “We aim to serve the folks of Tamil Nadu with a blank hand. So, we don't need to stain our fingers,” he said.

Kamal said he has been opposing the AIADMK proper from the time he introduced his birthday celebration, so there was no question of aligning with ruling birthday celebration. Kamal said his expectation was to win in all the constituencies. “Our preparations also are towards reaching that finish. But it's the other people’s resolution in the end,” he said.


In an interview to a news channel, he prompt parties like PMK, DMDK and TMC to not lengthen give a boost to to AIADMK and DMK, in all probability hinting at his willingness to be a part of a minor 3rd front.


Kamal Haasan had previously said fledgling MNM would ally with like-minded parties for the Lok Sabha polls. He had even met Congress president Rahul Gandhi, atmosphere off speculation of a imaginable alliance with the national birthday celebration. But, with the Congress firm in its alliance with the DMK and Kamal Haasan ruling out a tie-up with the Dravidian birthday celebration, the only route left for MNM is to take the solo path. NewsTread had on February 5 first reported that Kamal Haasan’s MNM would battle the elections by myself.


Wedding invite from Rajini: Actor Rajinikanth on Thursday met Kamal Haasan at the latter’s place of work in Alwarpet and extended a call for participation to his daughter Soundarya’s wedding ceremony, scheduled to happen on February 11 within the city. Rajinikanth later met state knowledge minister Kadambur S Raju at the latter’s place of dwelling on Greenways Road and invited him to the wedding too.




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