Kamal-Haasan

Rameswaram: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan is all set to launch his political party on Wednesday. Hassan was on Tuesday welcomed by his supporters in Rameswaram where is scheduled to embark on a yatra and launch the party in Madurai where the yatra will end, about 170 km from the island. His supporters raised slogans “Hail Varungala Muthalvere”(future chief minister) Hail Kamal Haasan” as he arrived here in his native Ramanathapuram district in southern Tamil Nadu.

Kamal Haasan greeted the crowd outside the hotel where he was staying and said he is going to touch upon everything on his political journey on Wednesday. He is expected to address the fishermen after visiting former president A P J Abdul Kalam’s house here and getting blessings from the late leader’s elder brother.

Haasan would also visit the memorial of Kalam here, his fan association sources said. Later, he would leave for Madurai and address public meetings in Ramanathapuram, Manamadurai and Paramakudi, his hometown. While announcing his political tour last month, the actor had said he too shared the vision of Kalam who dreamt of a “good Tamil Nadu.”

By launching his tour from the residence of Kalam, he would be moving forward towards that goal, he had said. Meanwhile, in a tweet, Haasan welcomed people to attend his party launch to “create a new era. I am going to explain (about my) new party and the gist of our policies. Please come, to create a new era. “Our long journey is starting tomorrow. I am going to host our party flag at 6 PM at Othakadai grounds in Madurai,” he added yesterday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will attend Haasan’s party launch, the actor’s camp said. “Kejriwal will attend the evening public meeting in Madurai tomorrow,” sources close to the actor said on Tuesday. The AAP supremo was also likely to address the meeting, they added.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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