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PTI chennai India
Updated: 07-11-2018 20:38 IST

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan

Wednesday said his party Makkal Needhi Maiam was ready to face

the bypolls for 20 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu

whenever they were held.

"At this point of time, we can say bypolls may be

conducted. I do not know whether it will be held definitely.

Suppose, if it is conducted, Makkal Needhi Maiam is ready to

face it", he said.

Haasan was addressing reporters here on the occasion of

his 64th birthday.

Bypolls are due in the 20 constituencies, which have

fallen vacant following the Madras High Court last month

upholding the disqualification of the 18 AIADMK MLAs who back

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader TTV Dhinakaran and in

view of demise of two sitting members, including DMK patriarch

M Karunanidhi.

Answering a question, Haasan said his basic objective was

to facilitate healthy politics.

"When you say healthy politics, it also holds the meaning

of being scam free. If we do healthy politics, everyone can

strongly hope that all sectors will see growth", he said.

The popular actor said, "I do not make any promises

wherever I go. But, I receive it from them (people) instead.

They all unanimously promised me that they made a mistake by

accepting money for vote and that they will not do that again.

I hope they will fulfil it", he said.

He dismissed the allegation of local Congress leader

'Karate' Thiagarajan that his party was acting like a "mouth

piece" of BJP.

In his birthday message to his party members and

followers released on Sunday, Haasan has slammed "existing

political parties and politicians" for viewing welfare as

'alms' and charged that they indulge in corruption as if it is

their full-time occupation.

The actor had also exhorted them to take up welfare

activities rather than meeting him to wish him on his

birthday. PTI VIJ VGN


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