Actor Kamal Haasan calls for unity!

February 22,2018  

Actor Kamal Haasan calls for unity
Actor Kamal Haasan launched his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam (People’s Justice Centre), in Madurai on Wednesday...........

Actor Kamal Haasan launched his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam (People’s Justice Centre), in Madurai on Wednesday.

Kamal Haasan, 63, who repeatedly spoke about the need for change in the state, also pushed for unity of the South Indian states.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sharing the dais, and a congratulatory video message from Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan played out on the large LED display on stage.

“Have you seen my (party’s) flag and symbol? It has the map of new South India. Those six hands represent the six southern states. The star in the middle with six pointers represent truth, people and justice,” Haasan said to huge applause.

Haasan said he is not a leader but a worker – a coordinator who serves people. “I feel we can do a lot to get everyone a good education…equal education for everyone of the best standard. That is why I said we need to start the work here. Those who are playing politics in the name of caste and religion, I say to them: stop it. Otherwise we will do it (stop politics of hate)…and we will become the model (while doing that), leading the way.”

Haasan said his plans to adopt eight villages in Tamil Nadu in the initial stage was a decision to begin that service for the people.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who failed to attend the rally, sent a video message, partially in Tamil.. “He is very dear to me and the people of Kerala,” Vijayan said in the video. Calling Haasan a unifying link between Kerala and Tamil Nadu, he said the new party will enrich Kerala too in its fight to uphold secularism, socialism and a pluralistic society.

Delhi CM Kejriwal and senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti, besides Coordination Committee of All-Tamil Nadu Farmers’ Association leader P R Pandian, were the key figures who shared the stage with Haasan.