• Download mobile app
21 Apr 2018, Edition - 1012, Saturday


  • EXCLUSIVE: Massive protest by Dalit group, thousands protest over the dilution of SC/ST Act, blocks T.N-Karnataka highway
  • 1993 Bombay blast accused’s Parole rejected, Abu Salem’s Parole rejected by jail authorities, Abu Salem sought Parole to get married
  • JUST IN: RS Chair studying impeachment notice to consult with legal luminaries: Sources
  • A senior BJP leader from Tamil Nadu has apologised for his Facebook comments on journalists
  • 2G Case: Delhi HC notice to Essar group, others, seeks response on CBI’s plea challenging acquittal
  • Sources: DMK non-committal on CJI impeachment, DMK says no graft charge against CJI
  • Maya Kodnani has been acquitted in the Naroda Patiya case by the Gujarat High Court
  • Report incriminates lawmakers, BJP leads, Shiv Sena and TMC follow, Report suggest that 48 MPs face rape charges
  • Big day in Naroda Patiya case, Gujarat HC to pronounce verdict
  • Ahead of Karnataka elections, complaint registered against Sanjay Patil, BJP MLA booked for inciting hate, polarising votes

Tamilnadu News

Kamal formally starts his political journey from Kalam’s abode

Covai Post Network

Chennai : Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Tuesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J.Abdul Kalam’s residence in Rameswaram.

He met Kalam’s elder brother and other family members at Rameswaram, around 600 km from Chennai

“Greatness can come from simple beginnings. Actually it will come only from simplicity. Glad to start my journey from a great man’s simple abode,” Haasan said.

However his second halt at the government school in Mandapam near Rameswaram where Kalam studied got cancelled as the district administration did not give permission, according to reports reaching here.

Speaking to a television channel a leader of an Hindu outfit said they had opposed Haasan’s visit to the school as he was trying to gain political mileage and nothing more.

Later speaking to the fishing community at Rameswaram, Haasan said fishing is one of the important industry in the state.

Haasan said he would come back again to listen to their suggestions.

He will unveil his party’s name and the flag at a public rally later in the day at Madurai.

However several flags in white with Tamil Nadu map in black sporting the tag line `Naalai Namadhe’/Tomorrow is Ours were flying in Rameswaram.

Meanwhile BJP Tamil Nadu unit leader Tamilisai Soundararajan told reporters that Haasan seems to have started a political party as if to compete against someone.

She said while anyone can float a political party, Tamil Nadu is not in a situation where only Haasan can save it.

On the other hand Dalit party leader Thol. Thirumavalan told reporters that Haasan and Rajinikanth are agents of BJP meant to pitch against DMK in Tamil Nadu.