New Delhi: Speaking out against DMK for the first time, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan said that his party is ready for an alliance with Congress if it parts way with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Kamal Haasan said his party is ready to join hands with Congress for 2019 Lok Sabha elections if the latter snap ties with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Haasan who formed Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) in February, in an interview with a local channel, said, “there is a possibility that DMK-Congress alliance may break before parliament polls. If that happens, MNM will ally with Congress and contest elections.”
Haasan, who floated his party earlier this year, has been critical of both state and central government. However, this is the first time he has named the party. Earlier this year, the actor-turned-politician was snubbed by DMK and allies when they decided not to attend the all-party meeting proposed by him on the Cauvery issue.
Kamal Haasan had announced earlier this year that he would stop acting and plunge into politics for the welfare of Tamil Nadu. However, in the interview, Kamal revealed he was working on the sequel to Thevar Magan, this 1992 blockbuster with a strong caste-based story.
MNM founder’s statement does not come as a surprise as he met met Congress president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi earlier in June to discuss the political situation in his home state. “We discussed politics, but not the way you think,” Kamal said to reporters after the meeting.