We are not AIADMK's B team: Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam founder-president Kamal Haasan has said his party is not the B team of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Stating that the party was being targeted as they were growing in stature, he said one of the attacks was calling his party the BJP's 'B Team'. "I am not a B Team for anyone, this is Tamil Nadu's A Team," he said and added that the so-called "Mahaghatbandhan" would jump on to the winning side after the Lok Sabha poll outcome, if the opposite camp won.

He added: "We cannot say what is going to happen. A voice should be heard saying that at least the Prime Minister should be changed. Let us see if there is humility if another person takes over." Meanwhile, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party has invited applications from candidates, who are interested in contesting the forthcoming elections. Recently, while celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan appealed the public to make use of him for the betterment of Tamil Nadu.

A few days ago, superstar Rajinikanth took to social media to extend best wishes to Kamal Haasan and his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam. Rajini tweeted: "I wish my friend & Makkal Needhi Maiam party leader Kamal Haasan who is going to contest in the Lok Sabha elections for the first time. His party is entering the second year, my hearty wishes for him to succeed him in his public life as well." In response, Kamal said: "Thanks my 40 years old friend. If good people stand with us, (winning) 40 (seats) is easy, Tomorrow is ours."