Ready to ally with Cong if it cuts ties with DMK: Kamal
Chennai:actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is ready to join hands with the Congress if they cut their alliance with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Kamal Haasan said his party will ensure a corruption-free government.
After completing his tours in Tiruchirappalli and Coimbatore, the actor who is currently taking part in a rally in Salem, said in an interview to a private television channel on Friday that MNM was ready to align with Congress but not with the DMK.
“DMK and AIADMK are our common enemy and we are maintaining an equal distance from both of them. We will not join hands with either DMK or AIADMK. However, we are not against Congress. If the Congress departs from its alliance with DMK, we are ready to join hands with them,” Kamal said.
DMK said it would not pay too much attention to Kamal’s statement and emphasised that Dmkcongress alliance is continuing. “The Congress and DMK alliance continues for now. We haven’t changed our stand on alliance with the Congress,” said TKS Elangovan, Rajya Sabha MP and DMK’S principal spokesperson.
Thirunavukkarasar, president, Tamil Nadu Pradesh Congress Committee said they were not parting ways with DMK. “As a PCC president, I am happy with Kamal Haasan’s willingness to join hands with Congress. However, I want to clarify that the Dmk-congress alliance is strong and it will continue.” he noted.
Aazhi Senthilnathan, a political analyst, said Kamal’s political moves were not serious. “Though he launched his party eight months ago, he has not been practicing serious politics. Both Kamal and Rajini are behaving like part-time politicians. It’s obvious that his party connect at grassroots level is not strong...”