Minister Jayakumar challenges MNM chief Kamal Hassan

Chennai: A day after Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan announced that he would go it alone in Lok Sabha elections, State Fisheries Minister and senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar today lashed out at the actor-politician.

He said, “Kamal Haasan will get less votes than NOTA. Let him defeat NOTA first.”

Speaking to the media, Kamal recently said, “We would rather contest alone. We are very clear on it. No change in this stand’. Asked if the party would contest all the 40 seats, he said, ‘We are working on that.”

Jayakumar has been a critic of Kamal ever since the latter ventured into politics.

NT Bureau