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20 Apr 2018, Edition - 1011, Friday

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Tamilnadu News

Kamal’s ‘Makkal Maiyyam’ to be launched on Feb 21

Covai Post Network

Chennai: Development and corruption-free governance would be the guiding principles of actor Kamal Haasan’s political party, Makkal Maiyyam, to be announced on February 21. Sources close to him said policies and principles had been formalised.

The party would reportedly have whistle as its symbol asking people to ‘blow’ it as a fight against corruption.

A statement said Kamal would start a tour across Tamil Nadu starting from his birthplace Ramanathapuram. He termed it a journey of discovery and learning and would officially announce the name before the tour. He would pass through Madurai, Sivagangai and Dindigul.

He made it clear that his farther intention was to challenge the status quo that has been ‘plaguing the politics of Tamilnadu for some time’.

“But for this to happen, my thoughts and actions need to collectively resonate with the people,” he said, and the tour would help him ‘familiarise himself with the people’s concerns’.

Kamal said the tour was neither an ‘act of rebellion nor a gathering for glamour’. “This is a journey of discovery and learning and an opportunity for me to truly understand my people,” he said.

He wanted people to question mediocrity and raise the bar of governance and welfare. “This journey is towards that goal. I begin this journey with your support. Join hands with me to empower our country and State. I will see you soon,’ Kamal Haasan said.

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