Kamal Haasan: Third front under my leadership likely | Chennai News – Times of India

CHENNAI: MNM chief Kamal Haasan on Sunday said the situation looks conducive for a third front to be formed under his leadership for the assembly polls in Tamil Nadu and it may “happen very soon”. Answering a question on alliance with the DMK, the actor said talks happened “at the lower level”, but the DMK leadership did not reach out to him directly.
“I think it would happen (third front). The rain clouds (conducive clouds) are coming together. Koodiya Viraivil Mazhaikkum (It will rain soon),” he told reporters, as if drawing an influence from the drizzles and rains witnessed in different parts of the state over the weekend.
Prior to that, he accepted that his party was in talks with DMK, when both sides explored the possibility of an alliance. But, he quickly dismissed it off as something that happened at the lower level. “There were feelers. People were talking. No one reached out to me directly. That is what will count. Messengers do not matter. Their leadership did not talk to me,” Kamal said, while responding to another pointed question on the possibility of his party joining the DMK alliance.
Kamal said, he did not discuss politics, when he met his friend and actor Rajinikanth on Saturday. “We enquired about each other’s health, since I was also in hospital for a surgery,” he said. Kamal said he did not ask for his support either, since Rajinikanth had said no to politics.
Earlier, addressing his party functionaries at a gathering, to mark the party entering its fourth year, Kamal asked them to work harder to capture power post the ensuing assembly poll. “We have to capture power this time. Have that self-confidence and retain that. Sitting in the opposition is not an option,” he said.
Hitting out at the ruling AIADMK and the opposition DMK, he said the parties are indulging in blame game. “Stalin says the AIADMK government is doing what he says. Why did Stalin not ask for the closure of Tasmac outlets? He will not, because then the liquor factories have to be shut,” Kamal said.
About the AIADMK, Kamal said MGR had opted for the ‘two leaves’ symbol to hint about the growth of the organisation. “But, it has now come to a level where two people are eating out the people’s money using those two leaves,” Kamal said, referring to Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam.
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