Actor-politician Kamal Haasan said on Sunday that there was a possibility that a third front would be formed under his leadership for the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.
Speaking on the occasion of the celebrations for the fourth founding day of his Makkal Needhi Maiam party at a private college here, Mr Haasan also hinted that he might consider an invitation to the alliance with the DMK if it comes. directly from senior management.
“I think there (a third front) can form. The situation is becoming ripe. Very soon it can happen,” he told reporters when asked if there was a possibility of formation of a third front under his leadership in the state.
The alliances led by the ruling AIADMK-BJP and the ruling DMK-Congress have already launched campaigns for the polls probably in April-May, with their respective leaders on tour.
On Sunday, the MNM began sending nominations to wannabes for party tickets for the ballot box, the first assembly elections in the state after AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa and Patriarch DMK M Karunanidhi passed away.
Regarding the alliance, he said MNM had received an invitation to form an alliance with the DMK, indicating that an emissary had approached the party.
“An invitation came, discussions took place … everyone was discussing (on their own) but no one came directly to me (to form an alliance). But, it was (speaking directly) who matters to me..Sending an envoy doesn’t count. “
“We can only accept a question or a response that comes directly from a high party command,” he added.
Asked about his meeting with superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday, he said it was an informal meeting between two friends.
“It was a normal discussion. We have exchanged greetings as friends ever since I met him after having surgery, after a long time,” he said.
When asked if he invited Rajinikanth to join MNM, he retaliated by saying: “He (already) said he would not take a political step by citing his health. How do we then invite ?. It will not be a good gesture from a friend “.
On whether his party would form an alliance with the Aam Aadmi party, he said that when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took part in the MNM’s first year of founding in Madurai, he began his speech by soliciting votes for the party.
“He just stayed at a handshake level at that time … those who are concerned about the welfare of the people are always welcome,” he said.
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