Kamal Haasan, the President of the Makkal Needhi Maiam party, has appointed Dr R Mahendran as the Vice President on Thursday. A press release states that Dr Mahendran, a doctor by profession, is passionate about agriculture and his family is deep rooted in agriculture. A strong vision for Tamil Nadu and immense faith in Makkal Needhi Maiam has made him take up politics. He is one of the most accomplished and successful pioneers in Vanilla cultivation and processing in India.
Here is the full statement by Kamal Haasan:
I am happy to announce the appointment of Dr R Mahendran as a Vice President of our Makkal Neethi Maiam party. The governing body and executive committee had passed a resolution to this effect in its meeting held on 8 October 2018. Dr R Mahendran is a doctor/physician by profession with almost three decades of experience. Dr Mahendran is passionate about agriculture and hails from a family that is deep rooted into agriculture. Dr Mahendran is one of the most accomplished and the successful pioneers in Vanilla cultivation and processing in India, known internationally in this field. With his in-depth knowledge and high level of passion for farming he has brought in a lot of innovation into agriculture successfully. He has great concern for Tamil Nadu and its future. A strong desire for a better Tamil Nadu and his immense faith in MNM leadership has made him take this plunge into politics. His indefatigable spirit, focused approach and ethics shall be of great asset to Makkal Neethi maiam in its journey for a better Tamil Nadu. All the party members including the district in charges, zonal coordinators, state executive committee members and the central governing body of Makkal Neethi Maiam party are requested to provide their Full support and work very closely with Dr MaKamal Appoints A Vice President To MNM hendran to help the party in what it has set out to achieve.
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Veteran actor Kamal Haasan had launched his political party in February, the Makkal Needhi Maiam, projecting himself as a serious challenger to the Dravidian majors in Tamil Nadu.
Explaining where his ideology lay, he had said, “People are asking me if I am left or right (in ideology). That’s why we have ‘maiam’ (centre) in our party (name). We will absorb all good things from whichever direction they come.”