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WATCH: MNM Chief Kamal Haasan Lashes Out At 'dynastic Politics And Family Politics' That 'spoilt' Tamil Nadu

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The actor-turned-politician in his speech spoke of the changing 'dynastic' politics in Tamil Nadu and that Thiruvarur was the base of dynast politics. 

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan while holding his party's first anniversary in Thiruvarur took a dig at DMK citing 'dynastic' politics. 

The actor-turned-politician in his speech spoke of the changing 'dynastic' politics in Tamil Nadu and that Thiruvarur was the base of dynasty politics. 

Thiruvarur in the state happens to be the birthplace of DMK chief Karunanidhi. 

MNM chief cited how although great leaders and artists have emerged from this place, but the state has been maligned by dynast politics. 

He said, "People are asking me why did I choose Thiruvarur for this meeting. Thiruvarur has given many great artists and great leaders. To Tamil Nadu, every place will have good and bad things, but, unfortunately, it has also given dynasty politics and family politics to Tamil Nadu which has spoilt the state."

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He further said how Thiruvarur was chosen with a specific purpose to address this issue that has taken a 'center state on his mind'.

He said, "That's why this place has taken a center stage on my mind, people of Tamil Nadu wanted to change this kind of politics."

Speaking of dynastic politics, on the political front DMK and Congress have stitched a concrete alliance as they disclosed their concrete seat-sharing formula on Wednesday. MK Stalin, chief of DMK, addressed media about the seat-sharing formula alongside KC Venugopal, who was representing the Congress.

Out of the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu, DMK will contest in 30 seats, leaving 9 seats for the Congress. As for Puducherry, Stalin will support Rahul Gandhi's party as he has left the only seat for the Congress. In total, DMK will contest in 30 out of the 40 seats, while the Congress will fight from 10 seats in the two states.

This massive political development comes just a day after the BJP sealed its alliance with DMK's premier rival in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK, and other smaller parties. BJP will contest 5 out of 45 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The party will also support the AIADMK in by-polls which will happen for 21 constituencies

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