2019 Elections: Actor-politician Kamal kickstarts poll campaign

Chennai: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan kick started his election campaign formally on Thursday by seeking votes for his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM).

His first stop was at the Tsunami settlements which houses the affected communities besides people dislocated after being evicted from encroached areas.

On a road show atop a mini bus with his South Chennai candidate Rangarajan by his side, Kamal promised drinking water to all houses, a corruption free government and generation of jobs.

He said, “By checking looting alone we can run two States. We would be corruption free. Along the IT Corridor we can generate two lakh jobs. Give us a chance we would prove ourselves. After being lazy for 40 years they can’t say how can we do this. We will do it.”

Kamal is not contesting in the elections, but has fielded 58 candidates; 40 for Lok Sabha and 18 for Assembly by-elections, roping in a few smaller parties.

Kamal drew labourers and youngsters. As he moved to Velacheri, the heart of the software industry, many techies and youngsters gathered to listen to him.

NT Bureau