Tamil Nadu: Kamal Haasan ready to join Congress, provided DMK is out of alliance
Renowned actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan made it clear on Friday that his party — Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) — is ready to join hands with Congress in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections, provided they separate with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).
Expressing his opinion with Thanthi TV, he said, “If DMK-Congress alliance breaks, I would be ready to join hands with Congress in the 2019 elections. I need to have a word with Congress to make sure our alliance would benefit the people of Tamil Nadu.”
Being a constant critique of both state and central government ever since he floated his party this February, Haasan had met Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the national capital to discuss the political situation in Tamil Nadu. Asked the minutes of the meeting, Haasan had said, “We discussed politics, but not the way you think.”
Haasan’s decision of not attending the all meeting on Cauvery issue earlier this year was a clear indication that he do not support either DMK or AIADMK. Stating his opinion, he said, “MNM aims to fight corruption. I won’t join hands with any party which is tainted,” added Kamal. He said, “Both DMK and AIADMK have been corrupt. We will work hard to dethrone both these parties from Tamil Nadu.”