After boycotting the rural local body polls in 2019, Makkal Needhi Maiam founder-president Kamal Haasan on Friday announced the formation of the committees for selection of candidates for the ensuing polls in the nine newly formed districts.
In a statement, the actor-politician said with the elections to the local bodies to be declared soon, he announced the formation of candidates’ selection committees at the state level and district level committees for rural local bodies polls in the nine districts.
He said that ensuring complete state autonomy that strengthens the local bodies is one of the main aims of MNM. “Based on this, the party has continued to speak out for the rights of local bodies. All the district office bearers of the party regularly attend grama sabha meetings and continue to do their democratic duty. Not only grama sabha, but we also continue to urge the government to set up area sabha in the urban areas soon to ensure people’s participation in governance,” he added.