TN Congress invites Kamal Hassan to UPA fold ahead of Assembly polls

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The meeting of executive committee of Makkal Needi Maiam chaired by Kamal Haasan on October 16 passed a resolution authorising him to take all key decisions on Assembly elections due in Tamil Nadu during April-May next year.

 

Following the exit of Kushboo, the Tamil Nadu Pradesh Congress Committee (TNPCC) has initiated a move to bring super star Kamal Hassan to the fold of the United Progressive Alliance headed by the grand old party ahead of the Assembly elections early next year.

An invitation in this regard has been extended to the Makkal Needi Maiam party leader by TNPCC president KS Alagiri. The Congress leader said that UPA would be the most suitable place for Kamal Hassan as his party is wedded to secularism.

The actor, who was authorized by his party’s administrative and executive committee at its meeting on Friday, October 16, to take all decisions related to the 2021 Assembly polls, has not responded to the invitation so far.

The move comes in the wake of Kushboo’s decision to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is an ally of the coalition led by ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is considered significant since the executive committee has also authorised Kamal Hassan to decide whether to go it alone or forge alliance with likeminded parties in the crucial Assembly polls.

At the meeting of administrative and executive committees chaired by Haasan, the party passed a resolution authorising him to take all key decisions on Assembly elections due in Tamil Nadu during April-May next year.

In order to ensure victory at the hustings, whether the MNM, "should go it alone or stitch electoral alliance with parties that have similar ideology will be decided by president Kamal Haasan based on the wish of the people," a resolution said.

Also, he would decide on the constituencies to be contested, selection of candidates and set up election related party committees, another resolution said.

The MNM, founded in 2018 by Haasan, contested from 38 Parliamentary constituencies all alone in Tamil Nadu and garnered 3.77 per cent votes, a sizeable share from urban areas in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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