Actor & Politician Mr. Kamal Haasan is looking to ask Super Star Rajinikanth for support as he prepares to fight the assembly election in Tamil Nadu this year. The chief of Makkal Needhi Maiam is expecting a big boost in support if Rajinikanth, who has cancelled his political plans citing health concerns, lends a helping hand when he makes a frontal assault on well-established parties in the election.
Any goodwill will help and he is a friend. People will have to take sides now and endorse those who have something different to offer. It’s a battle between honesty and corruption. There appears to be no condition set by Mr Haasan for seeking Rajinikanth’s support this time around since the superstar has announced he would not enter politics.
“With extreme sadness I say that I can’t enter politics. I alone know the pain I went through while announcing this decision,” Rajinikanth said in a statement on December 29, two days after his discharge from hospital where he was admitted with blood pressure fluctuations.
Mr Haasan launched his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam in 2018. The party, in its debut in the Lok Sabha election in 2019, polled some 2 per cent votes and won none. It is looking to make a splash in this year’s state election.
Mr Haasan has not spoken of a definite time by when a possible third front led by his party can be formed. However, he did hint at realignment of political ties in Tamil Nadu before the election. Alliances will break up and alliances will come together, the actor-turned politician told reporters in Madurai last month, where he launched his party’s campaign.