In recent political development, Kamal Haasan, the President of the party Makkal Needhi Maiam released a statement saying that Haasan will decide on contesting the Tiruvarur By-elections. The party released a press notice detailing the excerpts discussed on January 5.
Ahead of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, the agenda of the District In-charges, Assembly Constituency In-charges and Area In-charges was a part of the dialogue.
The meeting further conversed about facing the elections at Thiruvarur "despite the misuse of power and distribution of money in exchange for votes by the ruling and the opposition parties."
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan on December 15 wrote a message to his party workers and supporters issuing clarity on reports of his Party’s alliances. Terming the reports as 'fake news', Haasan took to Twitter to say that, ‘if need be, we shall stand alone’.
Haasan had earlier also ruled out any alliance with either the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) or the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).
Haasan had met Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi when he visited the national capital to register his political party - Makkal Needhi Maiam, giving rise to speculation that he would soon form an alliance with Congress in Tamil Nadu. Haasan, however, noted his visit was not political in nature.