CHENNAI: The ruling DMK and its ally Congress have welcomed the decision of Makkal Neethi Maiam president Kamal Haasan to support the secular progressive alliance candidate EVKS Elangovan in the February 27 Erode East by poll.
Thanking the actor-politician for extending his support to the alliance, Chief Minister cum DMK president M K Stalin on Wednesday tweeted, "I convey my heartfelt thanks to the Makkal Neethi Maiam president Kamal Haasan for extending his support to Secular Progressive Alliance candidate EVKS Elangovan in Erode East by poll."
The actor responded to the Chief Minister's message by posting, "Let us unite and win." Kamal tagged the official handles of the CM and Elangovan in the message, which he posted on his official Twitter handle with a parting remark, "Tamil Nadu Vaazhga".
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president KS Alagiri said that the offer of support of Kamal adds strength to the united effort of Rahul Gandhi and Stalin to unite secular progressive forces against the undermining of the Constitution and assault on democratic institutions.
Remarking that MNM has extended unconditional support considering the prevailing political situation which requires opposition of communal forces with full strength, Alagiri, in a statement, said, "I wholeheartedly congratulate Kamal Haasan's commitment to defeating communal forces at a time when the plurality and sovereignty of the country was under threat."
"It is a matter of great delight that MNM has expressed its strong views against strangulation of democratic forces and freedom of expression. Kamal's views add strength to Rahul Gandhi who has been working with the common intention of uniting secular progressive forces to oppose the undermining of the Constitution and crushing of democratic institutions," Stalin added.