Kamal Haasan launches his political party 'Makkal Needhi Maiam'

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched his own political party 'Makkal Needhi Maiam'. The symbol of the party, translated as 'People's Justice Centre', is 'enjoining hands.' Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti were also present at the launch event in Madurai. Earlier, Haasan had announced his entry into politics, saying he would launch his own political party. "We dream a new party, a new path, a new policy. Let people awake in 'People's Justice'," he tweeted after the launch. Haasan had a few days back, visited Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M. Karunanidhi and working President M.K. Stalin at their residences and sought wishes for his new journey. He has said that he is 'picking ideologies from everyone' before the launch of his party. Haasan's on-screen friend and superstar Rajinikanth has also said that he would float his own political party.