Testing the waters to make his breakthrough into the political circles, megastar Kamal Hassan finally ends the suspense of making his debut as a politician, and what’s more? he’s all set to float his own party and committed to bringing a “change” in the murky background of Tamil Nadu politics.
Sources reveal that the veteran actor is likely to form a new party by the end of September. Acknowledging his decision to join politics, the 62 yrs old megastar said,
“Yes, I am thinking on those lines, not out of choice but the compulsion. Which existent political party can provide me with a platform or an ideology that will match my reformatory goals in politics?”
Kamal Hassan has joined the legacy of famous Tamil Nadu stars like Jayalalitha, MG Ramachandran and Vijaykanth, joining mainstream politics.
The actor feels that Tamil Nadu needs a new direction at this juncture to clear up the mess that it’s in-with Sasikala ousted from AIADMK, his nephew TTK Dhinakaran has already sought the support of 19 MLA’s and determined to throw out E Palaniswamy’s minority legislature. He lashed out at the state legislature for ‘not doing its duty’, in reference to the 18 MLAs who went in favour of the ousted AIADMK general secretary TTV Dhinakaran.
After his brief meeting with Kerala Chief Minister Pinaryi Vijayan, rumours were doing the rounds of Kamala Hassan joining CPI(M). Kamal Hassan’s sharp reaction came against the 17-year-old Dalit student committing suicide for her failure in NEET exams and he condemned the state and the central government for not taking adequate actions on the issue.
He went all out in support of the students who were in favour of scrapping NEET and encouraged them to make their own career decisions. “Don’t rely on elders, you are the elders of tomorrow. Just because you did an agitation don’t think it’s over, we need to find a solution within next year,” he said.
Massive protests were held in Tamil Nadu and the adjoining areas in wake of the suicide committed by 17-year-old Anitha who was a medical aspirant and had filed a petition at the Supreme Court for the scrapping of NEET. Several student wing bodies and political parties took to streets and went on indefinite strike, demanding the immediate withdrawal of NEET exams.
Dismissing rumours of being associated with any political party the popular actor said, “becoming a part of any political party is not a simple process of hopping, skipping and jumping in. A political party is about an ideology. And I don’t think my goals in politics can match the ideology of any political party.”
Kamal Hassan’s entry into politics will be closed on heels of the local body elections scheduled in November. The actor didn’t mince words when asked about the politics of allegiance, he came clear on the subject and said that just being photographed with a political leader doesn’t approve his political faith. He stated that his ideology in politics does not match with any current political party.
Kamal Hassan has already thrown his baits by making political statements via his Twitter handle and at the popular TV serial Big Boss Tamil.
Kamal’s famous statement “My colour is not saffron”, triggered speculations of him joining the CPI (M). He further stated that he would be “in the middle of the things, not leaning to any side.”
Kamala Hassan’s major decision to float a party also comes as an aftermath of the ongoing stir within the AIADMK, with the tacit approval of DMK being seen as a threat to the state governance.
Hassan also reiterated that his main political agenda will be to fight corruption which is the root of many evils in the society. The star actor has already started made a touch base with his fan groups and began sharing his ideas and draft papers, getting a feedback on his political agenda.
A close aide of the actor revealed that the announcement on Hassan’s political party will be made around Dussehra or Gandhi Jayanti, also with the local body elections around the corner suitable for the best time to set his political milestone.