Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan hoisted the party flag at the MNM party office in Alwarpet, Chennai and announced the names of the office bearers of the party on Thursday.
This is the first time the party flag is being hoisted after MNM was registered with the Election Commission.
The actor-turned-politician announced Ku Gnana Sambandham as the Vice President of the party, Arunachalam as the Secretary and Suresh as the Treasurer of the party.
Kamal Haasan with Ku Gnana Sambandham to his right. File Image
Dissolving the core committee that was formed on an ad-hoc basis before the registration of the party with the ECI, Kamal Haasan said that the core committee members would henceforth be a part of the Executive committee of MNM.
“It is important to recognise, highlight and encourage those individuals who contributed immensely as core committee members for the development and growth of the party. Accordingly, the following members who played an active role in the core committee shall continue to direct the party as its Executive committee members henceforth – actor Sri Priya, Kameela Nazar, retired IPS officer SG Mourya, CK Kumaravel, S Moorthy, R Rangarajan, Souri Rajan, R Thangavel and writer Bharathi Krishnakumar,” he said.
Kamal Haasan launched his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) in Madurai in February. Before the launch, he had also met many leaders including the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy. Arvind Kejriwal had also attended the MNM launch function in Madurai.
He also attended the swearing-in ceremony of HD Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister of Karnataka in April. Recently he met Rahul Gandhi, the President of the Congress party, in New Delhi.