Kamal keeps suspense on electoral debut

Chennai: Actor and preisdent of Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan wiull announce the second and final list of candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly by-poll at a mega meet in Coimbatore later today. Speculations are rife that he may contest the Lok Sabha polls, but sources close to him denied the same.

Kamal Haasan last week announced 21 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. “The remaining candidates will be announced in Coimbatore Sunday,’ he said. Kamal, however, refused to confirm or deny his own candidature, even as rumours about his contesting from hometown Ramanathapuram are doing the rounds. ‘All speculations will be put to rest on Sunday,” Kamal Haasan said.

The list of candidates announced included seven businessmen, three advocates, and two doctors. Retired district judge K Guruviah and founder of the Dalit Munnetra Kazhagam, Anbin Poyyamozhi have also been given seats and will be contesting from Nagapattinam and Villupuram respectively.

Film producer Kameela Nasser will be facing off with former Union Minister Dayanadhi Maran of the DMK and Sam Paul from PMK in Chennai Central.

Mourya, a former Deputy Inspector General of Prisons, will be contesting against Kalanidhi Veerasamy from DMK and R Mohanraj from DMDK in north Chennai.

NT Bureau