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Kamal Haasan to launch his political party, unfurl its flag on Wednesday

Kamal Haasan will begin his political journey from his birth place Kamuthi in neighbouring Ramanathapuram district on Wednesday and reach Madurai in the evening.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2018 21:09 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Madurai/Chennai
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Actor Kamal Haasan being greeted by his supporters upon arrival at the airport in Madurai.(PTI Photo)

Actor Kamal Haasan arrived in Madurai to a rousing welcome on the eve of the launch of his political party on Wednesday even as DMK working president M K Stalin appeared to take a dig at film personalities entering politics.

Haasan will begin his political journey from the birthplace of former president APJ Abdul Kalam in neighbouring Ramanathapuram district on Wednesday. “The party flag will be hoisted in Madurai the same evening, and the idea behind the flag will be detailed then,” he told reporters upon his arrival.

Earlier in the day, actor Seeman, who strongly opposes Rajinikanth on the basis of his non-Tamil origin, met Haasan at his home in Chennai. He told reporters that Haasan had expressed a wish to meet him but he felt that he should come to his residence because he was elder to him. Seeman said he also hailed from Ramanathapuram district.

Meanwhile, in a letter to party cadre, Stalin wrote: “The DMK is like a banyan tree which has strong roots and branches. It cannot be shaken by anyone. Parties may come during a season but they are just like paper flowers which don’t have fragrance. They will wither soon.”

Kamal called on DMK president M Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence to seek his blessings. Stalin was also present then.

First Published: Feb 20, 2018 18:31 IST