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Kamal Haasan meets Rahul Gandhi, EC officials

Kamal Haasan there has been no decision on the party symbol yet and the issue will be discussed within the party before approaching the Election Commission.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2018 23:02 IST
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Kamal Haasan,Election Commission,Makkal Needhi Maiam
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan shake hands during a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (PTI)

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met Election Commission officials here in connection with the registration of his party Makkal Needhi Maiam, and also discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

After the meeting with the poll panel officials, he told reporters that he expected his party, which was launched in February, would get registered soon.

“I came here for a formal meeting. They (EC) asked certain questions. They are not having any major objection,” he said.

To a query, 63-year-old Haasan said the Election Commission officials told him that his party’s registration would be done soon. He, however, said the officials did not specify any time frame for it.

Asked about the party’s symbol, he said there has been no decision on it yet and the issue will be first discussed within the party before approaching the Election Commission.

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Later, Haasan had a meeting with Gandhi.

“Enjoyed meeting @ikamalhaasan in Delhi today. We discussed a wide range of issues concerning our two parties, including the political situation in Tamil Nadu,” the Congress president tweeted.

Haasan responded through a tweet and thanked Gandhi for his inputs. “Thank you Rahul Gandhiji for the time and inputs. Hope our conversation was useful to you as well,” he said.

The meeting that lasted nearly an hour took place at Gandhi’s residence.

“We did discuss politics but not the way you think,” Haasan told reporters after the meeting which he initially described as a courtesy call.

First Published: Jun 20, 2018 14:42 IST