Rumours had been doing the rounds that Kamal had agreed upon on alliance with the Congress and the DMK ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Kamal rubbishes rumours of alliance with Cong DMK says will stand alone if need be
news Politics Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:31

Days after rumours began doing the rounds that Kamal Haasan had entered the electoral fray with the Indian National Congress and the DMK as alliance partners, the actor and politician tweeted that his party would not take a detour for short term benefits.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday evening, Kamal wrote, “Dear @maiamofficial Members and supporters. I came into politics for a reason. We will not detour in our journey for short term benefits. This is fake news. If need be, We shall stand alone. #NalaiNamadhe”

The rumours, reported in Tamil media outlets, had come as a shock since Kamal had earlier ruled out an alliance with the DMK. It was reported that Kamal would formalize the alliance on Sunday, at the unveiling ceremony of late Chief Minister and DMK leader M Karunanidhi’s statue.

Earlier this year, Kamal had hinted at talks for an alliance with the Indian National Congress in an interview with Thanthi TV. In response to a question on a possible alliance with the Congress for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he had said, “I don't know. We have to talk to them. We have to see if it suits Tamil Nadu. All I'm going to ask is what good they will for the people of Tamil Nadu. The evidence for whatever has been done thus far, is very little.”

In June this year, Kamal Haasan had met with Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Following the meeting, Rahul Gandhi had tweeted stating that “a wide range of issues concerning our two parties, including the political situation in Tamil Nadu” was discussed.

The actor and politician who launched his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, in February this year has already stated his party’s intentions to contest the bye-elections in the state as well as the Parliamentary elections next year.

Elections to 20 Assembly constituencies are due in the state following the disqualification of 18 MLAs who pledged their support to RK Nagar MLA and AMMK chief TTV Dhinakaran, as well as following the deaths of the party’s legislator AK Bose and M Karunanidhi.

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