‘Welcome sister’, says Kamal Haasan on Priyanka Gandhi’s foray into politics

Chennai, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 January 2019, 10:58 PM
On the Ram temple issue, Kamal Haasan said he stood for amity and unity of the country.
On the Ram temple issue, Kamal Haasan said he stood for amity and unity of the country.

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday welcomed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s official entry into politics. “Welcome sister,” said Makkal Needhi Maiam chief when asked about his opinion on Vadra being appointed Congress general secretary of Uttar Pradesh east ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

Hassan also described Congress president Rahul Gandhi's promise of minimum income for the poor as a ‘worthwhile dream’. However, he said that implementing it would be very difficult.

“It is a great dream, nice dream. I would not say it is an epiphany. But is a nice worthwhile dream. We'll pursue it. But to enact and actually bring it into force is very difficult. I hope he (Rahul) succeeds," Hassan said after launching the Puducherry unit of his party Makkal Needhi Maiam.

Earlier on Monday, while addressing a 'Kisaan Abhaar Sammelan' in Raipur had promised that Congress would ensure "minimum income guarantee" for every poor person if it comes to power at the Centre.

On the Ram temple issue, the MNM leader said he stood for amity and unity of the country.

"My personal opinion, which I have said in 1993 or 94 as soon as Babri Masjid was demolished. I was the single voice which rose from here. I still stand by it. I am very sure any sensible Indian would stand for amity and unity of India," he said.

Answering questions on alliances for fighting the upcoming General Elections, he said the executive committee of his party had given him the authority to decide on it, but no time limit had been set to take the call.

"We are deliberating on it. It is very important to not carry other people's laundry," he said without elaborating.

With PTI Inputs

First Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:58 PM
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