After failing to win even a single ward in the urban local body polls, Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan on Wednesday termed the poll defeat as a 'micro failure' which provides an opportunity to move forward towards the success from the setback.
He asserted that temporary success and defeat had never affected their public service and the results of the urban local body polls are no exception. "‘We accept the judgment of the people’ is a formal word. I do not want to say it. People often make wrong decisions collectively. There are examples of that throughout history.
You have no pride in defeating honest people like us, those who do not consider politics as a money-making profession, those who do not deceive by making promises, and those who want to reform Tamil Nadu through a corruption free, transparent and efficient administration," the actor-politician said in a statement.
Hassan warned the voters that those who failed in duty would lose their rights. "Your next generation will care about who you choose and why. You have a duty to strengthen the hands of alternative forces like us. It is an unfortunate fact of history that those who fail in duty will lose their rights," he said.