A Move To Join DMK-Congress Alliance?

Chennai: South Indian film superstar Kamal Haasan, who is president of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), will join the Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on December 24 in New Delhi.

Kamal Haasan’s announcement came as a surprise as he was opposing the Congress and its ally, the DMK, in Tamil Nadu politics.

However, it is seen as a shrewd political move as he and his party have not performed well in successive elections. Kamal Haasan himself lost from the Coimbatore South constituency in the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections and several senior party leaders resigned and joined other parties.

A major polarization has already taken place in Tamil Nadu politics, with the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA) taking on the AIADMK and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Congress, two communist parties, CPI-M and CPI, MDMK, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) are among the coalition partners of SPA. NDA has BJP, AIADMK, PMK) and some minor parties.

MNM has nothing to brag about about the actor’s screen image and the party organization network is also not that good. Many secondary leaders of the party have already left MNM and Kamal Haasan knows for sure that if he does not unite on one of the two fronts, he would not be able to lift the morale of the party and the party cadre would also leave. the party

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Speaking to IANS, Professor Hamid Hassan, a retired professor of Political Science, said, “It is a sincere move by Kamal Haasan to join the Congress-DMK bandwagon as he knows that fighting alone in Tamil Nadu will not pay off. Kamal has always been a force. pro-secular progressives and therefore will have no difficulty in having a political alliance with the Secular Progressive Alliance”.

As Kamal Haasan is in the process of revamping his political strategy, the possibility of the actor contesting the 2024 Lok Sabha elections is high and could be a major campaign for the alliance across Tamil Nadu.

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