Kamal Haasan finally joined the league of politicians by floating Makkal Needhi Maiam (People’s Justice Party) at Othakadai in Madurai on February 20.
“I’m 63 right now. I am not here to rule for another 40 years and the party ‘Makkal Needhi Maiam’ will stand strong for another four generations. I am here only to sow the seeds,” the actor-turned-politician said in his first political public speech.
In his sparkling speech, Kamal Haasan said that they (his fans) had been silent for the past 37 years and were serving the welfare of the needy. “They are rising now as they could not tolerate the injustice being done to the people by the past and present governments,” the actor said.
While explaining the policies of his party, Kamal said that he would take the welfare policies already implemented by the chief ministers of other States.
Talking about the current situation of education in the state, he said his main focus would be to impart quality education to all the children of the state. “Now, the schools are being made private buildings and even the schoolchildren have access to buying liquor,” he said.
Apart from education Kamal also talked about caste-based discrimination and politics, freebies given by the previous government, vote-for-cash and Cauvery river issue.
“People should never let the lamp go off due to the wind called corruption,” Kamal said while urging people to not to see him as a star anymore as he wanted to be seen as a lamp.