Actor turned politician Kamal Hassan, who is busy in fielding candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) said that he will not contest in either Lok Sabha or in the by-elections to the Assembly. He said that he will only work towards the success of his party candidates.
He also released manifesto for Lok Sabha polls and promised 50 lakh jobs, equal pay for women and 100 per cent profit for farmers, among seven other pledges.
Doctors, advocates, a former IPS officer, a retired district judge, and businessmen figure among the candidates fielded by Kamal Haasan’s MNM from Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In the first list, he released candidates for 21 constituencies.
Last week, he announced electoral tie up with Republican Party of India and allotted one Lok Sabha seat and three seats in the assembly by-elections to be held on April 18.
Retired Indian Police Service officer A.G. Mourya will contest from Chennai North while former District Judge K. Guruviah will contest from Nagapattinam. Doctors M.A.S. Subramanian, S. Sudhakar and M. Logarangan will contest from Puducherry, Dindigul and Tiruvallur constituencies, respectively.
Earlier last month, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) had said that they will not align with Dravidian parties in the Lok Sabha polls. He said that his party will contest all the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu. He added that by not aligning with the Dravidian parties, the MNM is keeping its “hands clean”.