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22 Mar 2018, Edition - 982, Thursday


  • J&K: 2 cops and 2 Army jawans martyred in Kupwara encounter; 4-5 terrorists still holed up
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  • The ₹ 6 Lakh reward will be part of the revised ‘Rehabilitation Policy for Militants
  • 15-year-old girl student commits suicide at her home on Tuesday by hanging herself from a ceiling fan
  • Maharashtra: 5 men linked to ISIS terror outfit arrested by ATS; plot to target Bodhgaya foiled.
  • DMK’s Stalin writes to CMs of 10 states, demanding fiscal autonomy for states
  • Former Maharashtra CM Sushilkumar Shinde speaks on Congress’ U-turn on Lingayats
  • Disruption in Lok Sabha leads to the house being adjourned for the day
  • Ceasefire violations at an all-time high as Pak has violated ceasefire 600 times in nearly 2 months

Tamilnadu News

Kamal Haasan hints at party launch at birthday bash, rolls back indications by night

Covai Post Network

Kamal Haasan is at his patented flip-flop on Thursday. By morning he was indicating a major announcement on his birthday on November 7 and by evening it whimpered into a ‘will not float a party under media pressure’ and that birthday meeting with fans was a routine and normal affair.

Thursday morning readers of Ananda Vikatan woke up an article by Kamal Haasan asking his fan to expect a major announcement on his birthday on November 7, sparking off furious speculations that Kamal had beaten the rest of the film folk in the race to join politics, whether it is Rajinikanth or Vishal or Vijay.

As Kamal Haasan was indicating for a long time that he was already in politics, at least most definitely on the twitter space earning criticism from the BJP, it was widely believed that he was about to launch his political outfit.

But that was not to be, as an evening tweet proved.

Well the flip-flop master that Kamal Haasan has becoming, it won’t be a surprise if he makes another U-turn and float a party afterall. But the suspense like in the film world continues.

At least on this count, the new crop of film stars entertaining political ambitions are all united in their strategy of keeping their cards close to their chests.

But Kamal Haasan has been tweeting against the state and central governments and also making moves to lean on the side of parties opposed to the Sangh parivar. Which is why he had called on Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and hosted lunch for Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Kamal said in his article, that he would tell all his fans how to spread the message as also how to work in tandem with his chosen team. His article title was Mottham Cholligarean, Tayaraagha irangal (will tell everything, be ready).

For the past few days, the media space was taken up by Mersal star and its hero Vijay and the controversy the film kicked up with its comments on GST and Digital India.

BJP president Tamilisai Soundarrajan and other senior leaders wanted the offending dialogues to be cut.

Whatever happens into the future, Tamil Nadu politics will see endless twists and turns with suspenseful actors calling the shots even as politicians look at them with vary eyes. In the end, it is more than likely that politicians will excel in the game they excel – politics, is the safe assessment of political analysts who are sure that to be a success in politics, one has to be a star plus many other things.