TN election: In talks with ‘like-minded’ parties for alliance, says Kamal Haasan

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Veteran actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan on Wednesday mentioned he’s in talks with “like-minded” parties for a doable electoral alliance for the April 6 meeting election. Reiterating that he’s eager on forging ties with “good people”, Haasan mentioned a number of parties have initiated discussions for a doable alliance with the MNM and he “shook hands” with the All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi (AISMK).

“Many parties are holding discussions and some like the AISMK shook hands. We will decide on alliance first before a confab on seat-sharing,” Haasan instructed reporters right here when his consideration was drawn to AISMK founder R Sarath Kumar’s assertion that an alliance between the 2 parties has been firmed up.

Addressing his social gathering’s normal council assembly within the southern coastal district of Thoothukudi earlier within the day, Sarath Kumar claimed his social gathering has firmed up an electoral alliance with the MNM and that Haasan will probably be its chief ministerial candidate.

“After hectic talks, poll ties was confirmed five minutes before midnight yesterday. In principle, we have decided to journey together. Kamal Haasan will be the chief minister candidate for the emerging alliance,” Kumar mentioned.

Meanwhile, Haasan introduced that former President A P J Abdul Kalam’s scientific advisor V Ponraj, who has joined the MNM, would be the vice chairman of the social gathering.

Announcing his social gathering’s ballot assurances, Haasan mentioned MNM is dedicated to making sure the dignity and recognition of homemakers.

There will probably be 50 p.c reservation for ladies within the uniform sector. Hostels will probably be made out there in each district for free emergency in a single day keep for ladies in misery, he mentioned.

Establishing banks that will probably be run by ladies and for ladies, too, figured within the social gathering’s agenda which additionally promised jobs to 50 lakh youth and monetisation of households.

Haasan on Wednesday night launched his electoral marketing campaign and educated weapons on the BJP and AIADMK, saying the saffron social gathering thinks that Tamils could possibly be satisfied to vote for by “tweaking” Tamil delight whereas the AIADMK authorities’s promise of jobs to youth has remained removed from actuality.

“Tamils are not for sale, their votes are also not for sale,” he mentioned and urged the individuals to provide a mandate to his social gathering to ascertain a corruption-free authorities.

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