Yesterday, the veteran actor Kamal Haasan released a statement about his political entry. Kamal Haasan will announce his political party’s name on the 21st of February in Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. He will further begin his Statewide political tour on the same day. He will begin the journey from Ramanathapuram and move on to the districts of Madurai, Dindigul and Sivagangai.

The statement released by Kamal said, “I have immense gratitude to the people of Tamil Nadu who have given me everything! However, “gratitude” by itself is not adequate and the love and affection I have for them (the people of Tamil Nadu) needs to be manifested in action and indeed.” Kamal further added, he intends to challenge the status quo plaguing the politics of Tamil Nadu. The statement read, “Further there is true power in finding ones purpose in life and mine is to challenge the status quo that has been plaguing the politics of Tamil Nadu for some time now.”

Kamal said he wants to familiarise himself with the people’s concerns. Kamal said, “However, for this to happen, my thoughts and actions need to collectively resonate with the people.” He further added, “I intend to embark on a journey from February 21, 2018, to truly understand as to what the needs of my people are, what is afflicting them, what their aspirations are?”

Regarding the Statewide tour Kamal stated, “Further, this momentous journey of meeting people across Tamil Nadu is neither an act of rebellion nor is it a gathering for glamour. Simply put this is a journey of discovery and learning and an opportunity for me to truly understand my people.” Kamal Haasan further stated, “In addition, at the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by.”

Kamal’s further asked for the people of Tamil Nadu to join hands with him. Kamal said, “Finally, let’s question mediocrity and raise the bar on governance and welfare for the people of Tamil Nadu. This journey is intended towards that goal. I begin this journey with your support. Join hands with me to empower our country and state. I will see you soon.”

The Party name and Statewide tour will mark Kamal Hassan’s official entry into politics. He has been making overtures about joining politics since last year.

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