Kamal Haasan Launches Political Party ‘Makkal Needhi Maiam’; Twitter Erupts With Wishes, Jokes and Memes
Veteran actor Kamal Haasan today (February 21) announced the launch of his new political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam. The name of the party roughly means Centre for People’s Justice. The announcement was made at Madurai’s Othakadai Ground. The legendary actor also unveiled the party’s symbol — six arms interlinked around a star. Prior to the announcement, the actor led a roadshow that he started from the house of late President A P J Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram and travelled through Ramanathapuram that is his hometown, before culminating in Madurai. No sooner did the news break, than the netizens began coming up with wishes and luck. People also came up with various hilarious memes and jokes, which make for an entertaining read.
Kamal Hassan was accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the event. Marking his entry into politics, Haasan said, “This is a party for the people. We have a responsibility. This isn’t a one day show.” In the morning, plan to interact with students of Kalam’s school was cancelled this morning due to opposition from the government and certain Hindu groups. Haasan addressed three public meetings before his Madurai rally. Speaking at the launch of the party, Haasan explained that the 6 hands in the flag depict the 6 states. The star is the people. The party has been started with the people’s justice in the centre. “We are open to anything that will benefit the people,” says Kamal Haasan. In the meanwhile, Twitterati began cracking their own jokes at this launch. From the presence of Arvind Kejriwal to Kamal Haasan’s film roles, Twitterati indulged in light-hearted jokes on a variety of topics. And also showered wishes on the superstar for his new innings.
Kamal Haasan’s tweet on his new party:
The newly founded MAKKAL NEEDHI MAIAM is your party. It’s here to stay, and to make the change we all aspire for. Guide us to serve you. #maiam #makkalneedhimaiam
official website: https://t.co/cql8kgqGkk
twitter: https://t.co/J9ywXrunOb pic.twitter.com/Xza62w4DcC
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 21, 2018
Here’s how the Twitterati reacted:
— Chitti 2.0_The Robot (@ActionSharma) February 21, 2018
Close enough, said some:
— Sharma Ji Ka Launda (@BeingRasscal) February 21, 2018
Kamal Haasan Launches His Political Party. His Supporters Do Realise The Difference Between ‘Kamal’ & ‘Kalam’ Or Do They?#KamalPartyLaunch #KamalHaasanPoliticalEntry #KamalHaasan pic.twitter.com/WNIrOEiAIJ
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 21, 2018
Twitter was abuzz with jokes:
Arvind Kejriwal To Launch Kamal Haasan’s Party In Madurai.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 20, 2018
And so were wishes:
Best wishes to #Nammavar @ikamalhaasan for his political journey. Pic: Sumptuous breakfast is being served for him at APJ Abdul Kalam Ayya’s residence #Maiam #KamalPartyLaunch pic.twitter.com/fFysvtygaL
— Rajasekar (@sekartweets) February 21, 2018
Kamal Hasan taking tips from Kejriwal sir to how to whiten the black, shirt. pic.twitter.com/tfJq7WT96x
— Lazy Cat (@uPoliticat) February 21, 2018
How can Rajnikanth not be mentioned!
Rajnikanth Kamal Hasan ke pair chhuu rahe hai.
Ye kya Anarth ho gya? pic.twitter.com/JB3bQh94SD
— Pseudo Prophet (@PseudoProphet) February 21, 2018
— Kanatunga (@Kanatunga) February 21, 2018
This one is hilarious!
Next Tamil Nadu cabinet…..! pic.twitter.com/p4EUMEcVTS
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) September 15, 2017
During the yatra, Haasan also met Abdul Kalam’s elder brother at his residence. After meeting him, Haasan reportedly said, “I am not a cinema star anymore. I am the lamp of all your house. Please protect me and keep me lit.” Haasan also visited his hometown – Paramakudi, but did not address the meeting as scheduled. It might be recalled that while announcing his political tour last month, the actor had said he too shared the vision of Mr Kalam who dreamt of a “good Tamil Nadu”. Therefore, launching his tour from the residence of Mr Kalam was Haasan’s way of moving one step closer towards that goal.