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Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam To Contest 18 Assembly By-polls In Tamil Nadu

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam will contest in 18 constituency by-elections which is going to happen with the general elections on 18th of April
  • The party has invited applications from aspirants who wish to contest for the bye-elections to 18 constituencies in Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam will contest in 18 constituency by-elections which is going to happen with the general elections on 18th of April.

The party has invited applications from aspirants who wish to contest for the by-elections in 18 constituencies in Tamil Nadu. The application has to be submitted along with a DD for Rs 10,000 before 16th March.

The by-elections will be held in April 2019.

Earlier in February, Kamal Haasan had spoken about Lok Sabha elections and said that Makkal Needhi Maiam would contest all 39 the seats in Tamil Nadu solo in the coming Lok Sabha polls, indicating a shift in its policy to forge alliances.  He had also announced that his party would contest the Lok Sabha polls in alliance with like-minded parties.

His party on was granted the 'battery torch' as a symbol to contest the election by the Election Commission March 10.

"We are trying to serve good for the people with clean hands. We are trying to keep our hands clean by not allying with any of the Dravidian parties," said the 64-year-old Haasan.

His party Makkal Needhi Maiam entered in its second year in February 2019. He had launched his political party on  21 February 2018.

The Election Commission has granted Kamal Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maim (MNM) 'battery torch' as a symbol to contest the elections. 

MNM chief Kamal Haasan welcoming the development said that the party will strive to become the 'torch bearers' for Tamil Nadu and Indian politics.

READ | National Approval Ratings: In Tamil Nadu, Massive Gains For Congress-DMK Alliance As AIADMK & NDA Likely To Record Another Loss.

Haasan's party will be facing a mamoth challenge against DMK and the AIADMK who have formed alliance with Congress and BJP respectively for the Lok Sabha polls 2019

The National Approval Ratings for the month of March showed that Tamil Nadu will mostly likely vote in the favour of the DMK.

The DMK is likely to win 30 seats, Congress four seats, BJP one seat, AIADMK will most likely win four seats.

READ | Lok Sabha Elections 2019: DMDK Seals Pact With BJP-AIADMK Alliance In Tamil Nadu, Gets Four Seats

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