Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, who has prolonged help to Congress-DMK alliance candidate EVKS Elangovan within the Erode East bypolls, on Wednesday stated why he mustn’t count on an MP ticket from Congress.
Kamal Haasan on Wednesday stated that his celebration Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will lend help to the Congress candidate within the Erode East bye-election.
“Why should not it’s me? For nationwide curiosity, we now have taken this determination,” stated the MNM chief when requested about whether or not he was anticipating to get an MP seat from Congress in future.
Pertinent to say, Kamal Haasan joined Rahul Gandhi in Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra in Delhi final month.
The event comes after Elangovan met Mr Haasan in his Alwarpet workplace on January 23 and sought his help for the bypolls. After having a dialogue with MNM government members, Kamal Haasan introduced the choice to help the Congress candidate.
Addressing mediapersons, Kamal Haasan stated, “The celebration government members unanimously determined to help the Congress-DMK alliance candidate in Erode East bypolls. That is the choice of the current.”
Requested if the help would proceed for the 2024 basic election, the MNM chief stated, “That is the one determination. It’s for this Erode East bye-election and it’s early to say concerning the 2024 basic election as nonetheless, one 12 months time is there for that.”
“I known as it a second of nationwide significance. In terms of nationwide significance you must rub out even celebration ideology. Individuals turn out to be main in that. On this, we’re towards the monoculture of creating all people. I really consider India’s plurality makes it distinctive,” Mr Haasan responded when requested about his previous criticism of Congress and DMK.
The MNM chief nevertheless confused that his transfer doesn’t imply he has compromised his combat towards corruption.
“That is the battle towards bigger trigger whereby I’m keen to sacrifice little variations. We’ll come again to battle once more. That doesn’t imply I cannot increase my voice towards corruption. It doesn’t imply if one thing occurs I’ll hold quiet. I’m not a celebration man. I’m celebration to a battle. My celebration is Makkal Needhi Maiam,” he added.
The Congress on Sunday declared former Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) chief EVKS Elangovan because the celebration’s candidate for the February 27 bypolls to the Erode (East) meeting constituency.
The announcement got here as a shock as Elangovan acknowledged on Saturday that he wouldn’t contest the bypolls however sought the ticket for his son Sanjay Sampath.
Elangovan was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 and served as Union minister of state for textiles. He was TNCC president from 2014 to 2017. He was elected to the Sathyamangalam meeting constituency within the 12 months 1985.
He contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from the Theni constituency and misplaced to AIADMK’s P Ravindranath Kumar.
Final week, the Election Fee introduced a bypoll to the Erode (East) constituency in Tamil Nadu on February 27. The counting of votes might be completed on March 2. The submitting of nominations would begin on January 31 and finish on February 7.
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