Kamal Hassan launches new party at Madurai, names it Makkal Needhi Maiam

Veteran actor turned politician Kamal Hassan finally launched his political party on Wednesday in Madurai.

Makkal Needhi Maiam’ is the name of his new party name, which roughly means People’s Justice Forum. He had also unveiled the new party flag and symbol at a gathering in front of a huge crowd at the Ottakattai Grounds, Madurai. His new party flag which symbolises a white flag with six red and white arms interlinked and a star in the centre.

When explaining the meaning of his party’s name he said, “People ask me what is this ‘Maiam’? And if I am left or right? That is why I kept the name ‘Maiam’, which means centre.”

The Wednesday launch for Haasan’s party seemed to have been planned quite well. He began the day’s show with a visit to the former President Dr Abdul Kalam Azad’s house in Rameshwaram, to end the finale round of the mega event in Madurai.

Hassan also shared his view about the critical issues where the Tamil politics should focus more and how the south politics are deteriorating with each passing day. He focused his speech on certain political areas and how he intends to lead his people of Tamil Nadu.

He announced at the launch saying, “This is a party for you, for the people. I am your instrument, you are the leaders, this is a crowd full of leaders”.

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