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Kamal Haasan to contest 2019 LS polls, may ally with 'like-minded' parties

AGE CORRESPONDENT WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published : Dec 22, 2018, 2:21 pm IST
Updated : Dec 22, 2018, 2:21 pm IST

Kamal Haasan said he would not collaborate with any party that 'tries to change Tamil Nadu's DNA'.

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said that it would be too early to say if his party would lead the alliance. (Photo: ANI)
 Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said that it would be too early to say if his party would lead the alliance. (Photo: ANI)

Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan, who has made a political plunge this February with the launch of his party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Saturday announced that his party will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

"I will definitely contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. A committee would soon start choosing candidates," Haasan said.

Asked if he would go alone or ally with other political parties for the general elections, Haasan, 64 said his party is open to align with like-minded parties and the focus of the campaign would be on the development of Tamil Nadu.

Haasan further said that it would be too early to say if his party would lead the alliance.

Kamal Haasan also said that he would not collaborate with any party that "tries to change Tamil Nadu's DNA".

Tags: kamal haasan, makkal needhi maiam, 2019 lok sabha elections
Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Madras)