news Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| November 5, 2014| 9.00 pm IST Hit by the recent loss of its popular leader G.K. Vasan in the state, the Tamil Nadu Congress Wednesday got some star power in popular Tamil actor Karthik. Dissolving his own party, Akila India Naadalum Makkal Katchi, Karthik formally joined the Congress in the presence of state party chief E.V.K.S. Elangovan. Though the actor met Tamil Nadu Congress President EVKS Elangovan, he did not officially announce that he has joined the Congress. Elangovan informed reporters about the move. Karthik's entry into the Congress comes days after former union shipping minister Vasan announced his decision to float his own political party. Karthik is the son of late actor Muthuraman. He had joined the All India Forward Bloc during the 2006 assembly polls. Later, he floated his own party Naadalum Makkal Katchi in 2009. Inputs IANS

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