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Kamal Haasan’s MNM kicked off its Lok Sabha 2019 Campaign

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan on Sunday said his party has started preparing for the general elections 2019 but chooses not to utter a word on possibilities of forming an alliance with other parties.

Kamal Haasan has been touring Tamil Nadu in a bid to strengthen his new party. On Asking about whether his party will be a part of any alliance for General Elections 2019 and by-polls to 20 assembly constituencies, he said, “Such things cannot be said now and it cannot be disclosed to the media. Some sections of media are imagining things.”

The MNM leader, before his visit to the villages hit by Cyclone Gaja in November, told reporters at the airport here: “We will do only what is good for people.”

18 assembly constituencies were declared vacant following the disqualification of rebel AIADMK legislators who represented these seats. Two more seats became vacant after the death of legislators M Karunanidhi (Tiruvarur) and A K Bose (Tiruparankundram).

On the Sterlite issue, Haasan sought “firm steps” to ensure continued closure of the plant. He said a government should respect people’s views.

The National Green Tribunal on Saturday set aside the Tamil Nadu government’s April closure order of mining firm Vedanta’s copper unit Sterlite in Tuticorin. Chief Minister K  Palaniswami has said the NGT order will be challenged in the Supreme Court.

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