Kamal Haasan is all set to take political plunge, launch party today
| Feb. 21, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
New Delhi, Feb 21: Haasan today visited the home of former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram, from where he will travel to Madurai about 170 km away, to launch his new political party by flying its flag.
At the 6 pm launch in Madurai, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will join him.
His supporters raised slogans "Hail Varungala Muthalvere"(future chief minister) Hail Kamal Haasan" when he arrived in Rameswaram in his native Ramanathapuram district in southern Tamil Nadu.
After visiting the memorial of Kalam, Haasan would leave for Madurai and address public meetings in Ramanathapuram, Manamadurai and Paramakudi, his home town.
While announcing his political tour last month, the actor had said he too shared the vision of Kalam who dreamt of a "good Tamil Nadu."
By launching his tour from the residence of Kalam, he would be moving forward towards that goal, he had said.
Meanwhile, in a tweet on Tuesday, Haasan welcomed people to attend his party launch to "create a new era."
"I am going to explain (about my) new party and the gyst of our policies.. Please come, to create a new era," he said.
"Our long journey is starting tomorrow. I am going to hoist our party flag at 6 PM at Othakadai grounds in Madurai," he added.