Makkal Needhi Maiam completes 1 year, Kamal hoists party flag

Kamal Haasan's political party Makkal Needhi Maiam turned one today and the actor-politician celebrated it with flag hoisting at the party's headquarters Alwarpet in Chennai. He addressed party workers after hoisting the party flag, on the occasion of the the first anniversary. Later, Kamal left for Tiruvarur to involve in people welfare activities. It is expected that Kamal's party would name candidates for all 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu and the lone Puducherry seat soon.

Recently, Kamal reportedly said plebiscite could have been an option in Jammu and Kashmir earlier to foster peace and disagreed with calls for an immediate surgical strike to avenge the Pulwama killings. "Why plebiscite - to get to know everyone's view - was not held there. Why it was not done? What is their fear? The country was ripped apart into two (India and Pakistan). Why don't you ask them (people of J&K) again, they (political leadership) won't do it," he said.

Later, in a tweet, the 'Indian' and 'Papanasam' actor said, "Our opinion on Kashmir is the same as yours @CChristineFair and was expressed by me. Unfortunately it was grossly sensationalised and incorrectly interpreted by Times Now. We are arguing a point from the same side and logic."