Actor Kamal Haasan has said that he was ready to contest elections but was unlikely to have any business with existing political parties. Giving an indication for the first time on the timeline of his entry into politics, Kamal Haasan told Times NOW in an interview in Chennai on Thursday that the squabbles in AIADMK and made early assembly elections a possibility.
“This is a forced marriage, the bride — the people of Tamil Nadu — wants to be out of the marriage. If there is election in 100 days, I will be there.”
In another big revelation, Kamal said he had met actor Rajinikanth and apprised him of his intention to enter the political arena. “I had met Rajinikanth 4-5 weeks back… Both of us were working… [I] had a conversation… Both of us have a common target, first fight corruption… But I will take a different route, he takes another. We didn’t discuss the details, so there was no disagreement there. I hugged him and told him that I am going in.”
When Rajini too enters the ring, it would be interesting to see how the battle of the two Tamil superstars shapes up. Kamal, however, says they have agreed to “set an example” as political rivals. “We have been in the cinema field as competitors, but in politics we want to set an example. I will not take pot shots at him, he will also do the same,” Kamal said.Though BJP has been working towards increasing its acceptability in Tamil Nadu, party leaders admit they were looking for a stable ally now. “Kamal’s fast movement only counters Rajinikanth’s political plans. In terms of relevance Kejriwal is losing significance in Delhi politics as even the opposition doesn’t consider him one of their own. And when it comes to corruption, no leader can match Modi in steps he has taken, especially in TN,” a BJP party leader said in New Delhi. “Kamal matters little in Delhi and Kejriwal matters little in Tamil Nadu,” he added.
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