Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Kamal reveals his plan to adopt villages and possible alliance with Rajinikanth

Kamal reveals his plan to adopt villages and possible alliance with Rajinikanth

Alluding to the notion that Rajinikanth, who like himself has announced his foray into politics recently, has an inclination towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Haasan vouched that saffron isn't the colour of his politics.

He, however, mentioned that both of them are good friends, but "politics is different". "If it is going to be saffron, I can't see a clear understanding (between us), unless he gives some other explanation that convinces my rational mind". "I hope his hue is not saffron", Kamal said, hinting that he would wait till Rajinikanth announced his manifesto to take a call on a possible alliance.

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan announced his website, www.maiam.com, an initiative that he said was meant to build model villages in all districts in the State.

But he kept the doors open.

"If necessary (I will hold hands with others)", Haasan said. "If there is no majority, it's the people's verdict". Dravidian is not something about a few political parties in Tamil Nadu. He thinks that all is not well with his home state Tamil Nadu at present.

The state is experiencing a policy paralysis and there is no new imagination, the actor said adding that the bar has been lowered in every aspect "from education and skilling to healthcare to social justice to creating employment". "I do not know about jihad, but love would triumph hate".

Hasaan said Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party head Arvind Kejriwal met him in Chennai and offered an alliance with his party. "My true objective today is to challenge the status quo and the mediocrity in politics that is plaguing the State", he said.

Haasan is all set to launch his party on February 21 in his native Rameswaram.

Quoting his "mentor" Mahatma Gandhi on the importance of sustaining villages to save the country, Kamal reaffirmed his plans to adopt one village in each district in the State. "I truly believe that a strong Tamil Nadu augurs well for a strong India", he said. "With the vision of making them the best villages in the world", Hasaan said in his key note address at the annual Indian conference of the Harvard University.

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