‘Ulaganayagan’ Kamal Haasan has sent a detailed statement on his political plans. The actor said that he will announce his political party and ideology on February 21. He will also tour throughout Tamil Nadu to meet people and know their issues, the actor’s political tour will begin from his hometown Ramanathapuram.
“I have immense gratitude to the people of Tamil Nadu who have given me everything, However, "gratitude" by itself is not adequate and the love and affection I have for them needs to be manifested in action & in deed. Further, there is true power in finding ones purpose in life and mine is to challenge the status quo that has been plaguing the politics of TAMIL NADU for some time now. However, for this to happen, my thoughts and actions needs to collectively resonate with the people. Therefore, as a follow up to the above and as hinted in the press conference of November, '17, I intend to embark on a journey across the state from February 21, 2018 to truly understand as to what the needs of my people are?, what is afflicting them?, what their aspirations are? Further, this momentous journey of meeting people across Tamil Nadu is neither an act of rebellion nor is it a gathering for glamour. Simply put this is a journey of discovery and learning and an opportunity for me to truly understand my people. Furthermore, this is being planned and executed in PHASES and over a period of time. A addition, I believe it will be truly appropriate if my political journey commences from the place of my birth and hometown Ramanathapuram. Following this, I intend on meeting and spending time with the people from the districts of Madurai, Dindigul, and Sivagangai. In addition, at the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by. Finally, let's question mediocrity and raise the bar on governance and welfare for the people of TN. This journey is intended towards that goal. I begin this journey with your support. Join hands with me to empower our country and state. I will see you soon”, said Kamal Haasan in his statement.