Will definitely contest: Kamal Haasan confirms he is in for 2019 poll fight
Haasan had last week said his party has started preparing for the general election but declined to speak on possibilities of forming an alliance with other parties.Updated: Dec 22, 2018 23:58 IST
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Saturday said that his Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will make an alliance with like-minded parties ahead of Lok Sabha polls 2019.
During the meeting, 18 executive committee members and six high-level committee members have authorised Kamal to take the final decisions over making an alliance for LS polls.
Speaking to the media at party headquarters in Alwarpet at Chennai, Kamal said, “we are ready to join hands with the like-minded parties. We have formed a committee to select candidates for Lok Sabha polls. Of course, I am also to face the general elections this time.”
When asked if MNM would join either Congress or Bharatiya Janata Party, Kamal said his party will never join hands with anyone who looks to change the DNA of Tamil Nadu.
“We will decide the alliance during election time. Our election campaigns will speak for the development of the state. I have said that I am open for the alliance. As of now, I cannot make it clear that whether I am going to head an alliance or join under an alliance lead by some other leaders. It depends upon the parties coming down to speak with us,” said Kamal.
When Kamal was in New Delhi in June to register his party with the Election Commission, he met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. But when Rahul and Sonia Gandhi visited Chennai to unveil Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam patriarch M Karunanidhi’s statue, Kamal ended the speculations saying he has not decided anything about the alliance.