Tamil superstar Kamal Hassan announced his political party’s name at an elaborate function in Madurai that is considered as the state’s political capital yesterday and invited the chief of Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal as the chief guest. He announced at the meeting that his party’s name is Makkal Needhi Malam that when translated to English means “People’s justice center”. He was standing at a giant stage during the flag unfurling function that showcased the party’s symbol that showcases its Dravidian ideology but retains the welfare of people at its center. Speaking about the party’s ideology, Mr. Kamal Has an stated that it could neither be bracketed as right or left but would draw good qualities from both and be at the center.
He said that is the reason why even his party has “center” in its name. Mr. Arvind Kejriwal who had flown in from Delhi that evening, stayed by the actor’s side and made an appeal to people at the meeting to vote for the party. Other politicians that made their presence felt at the meeting were Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan who delivered a message to the people via video. Mr. Hassan was cheered loudly by the people when he made a statement that “it is a people’s party and I am a follower that will listen to your suggestions”.
Looking at the large gathering of supporters at his first public meeting Kamal Hassan stated that, “this is an example of what the party can achieve when together”. He said that the meeting was just a sample of several such gatherings that his party plans to hold in other parts of the state as a part of his campaign. He has already shown by action the politicians and ideologies he is likely to associate with by meeting DMK chief Karunanidhi, DMDK’s Vijaykant and also megastar Rajanikanth who is also starting his own political party.