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Kerala CM wishes Haasan well on launch of political party

Kerala CM wishes Haasan well on launch of political party

In a video message, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan extended his greetings to Haasan, hoping that his entry into politics will enrich the political life of Tamil Nadu and that he will uphold the ideals of secularism, democracy and pluralism. "Greatness can come from simple beginnings", he said.

A giant LED screen erected at the venue, where actor Kamal Haasan is scheduled to launch his political party here, collapsed due to heavy winds today, police said. The actor's entry will enrich the state's political arena, he added.

Acting legend Kamal Haasan has officially announced the name of his party.

After the media meet, Kamal drove to Madurai, about 170 km from here, for his evening public rally and party launch. Actually, it will come only from simplicity.

On Wednesday morning, Haasan began his tour at Rameswaram, where he visited former president APJ Abdul Kalam's home, and also interacted with the fisher community.

Mr Haasan said in October he wanted to enter politics.

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He discussed a lot of political alliances with the likes of Karunanidhi or the upcoming actor turned politician Rajinikanth but finally he will be the one raising the flag for his own political party with AAP party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. "I had a conversation with Chandrababu Naidu [CM of Andhra Pradesh] in the morning". Rajini's advise was backed by the most credible evidence possible in Tamil politics - that of Sivaji Ganesan himself. Fans were seen insane to click selfies with the actor.

The 63-year-old award-winning actor has previously stated that his objective of entering politics is to change the "status quo" in Tamil Nadu's political scenario.

In 1994, following the release of his film Nammavar, Kamal Haasan was referred to by his fans as "Nammavar".

"If you want corruption, vote for DMK and AIADMK. Not to tell you what to do", Haasan said. "He (Kamal Haasan) must have thought AIADMK will collapse, and he can occupy that space, I don't think that is happening", the former Karnataka chief minister said.

Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said though DMK was his party's arch rival, he yet concurred with the paper flower comment of Stalin.