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MNM nominees vow to demit if ‘caught’ erring
Makkal Needhi Maiam founder president Kamal Haasan on Tuesday collected an undertaking from all his candidates that they would demit their office if they are “caught” engaged in wrongdoing.
Concluding his campaign for the April 18 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry at Light House here, Kamal showed the undertaking received from his party candidates and challenged other political parties to replicate the model.
“My party candidates will demit office if any allegation of wrongdoing is raised against them. Today, they have given a written undertaking to me. I challenge other parties to replicate this,” he said amid huge applause from the cadre.
After ending his campaigning at the Light House, he went on a procession to Mahatma Gandhi statue and received the promissory note signed by his party candidates – AG Mourya (North Chennai), Kameela Nasser (Central Chennai), R Rangarajan (South Chennai).
He said that when his party candidates gave promissory note, other party candidates are welcoming the voters with “notes” as they are facing a life or death.
Hitting out at other parties in the fray, Kamal equated the BJP at the Centre to the Godse’s Hindu Maha Sabha. “There is not much difference between the organisation to which killer of Mahatma Gandhi belonged and that to three letter party in power,” he said, adding that his party would not allow the dynasty politics to flourish. He appealed to people to vote for his party candidates who would work for the development of the state.
Yadav invites Kamal to join national politics
Meanwhile, Swaraj India National President Yogendra Yadav on Tuesday urged Tamil Nadu voters to support actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam representing a new force for alternative and clean politics while the AIADMK, DMK and national parties have reached a dead end.
Accompanying Kamal on the last day of campaign, Yadav alleged the country was facing ‘unprecedented’ challenge from the NDA regime at the Centre. Hailing Kamal, Yadav invited him to come to national politics to inspire change in other states.