Kamal Haasan's new party is called Makkal Needhi Maiam

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Also, he is traveling today from Rameswaram, the hometown of his hero former President APJ Abdul Kalam, to Madurai, 170 km away, where he will unveil the name, flag and ideology of his new party at a public meeting in Madurai at around 8 tonight. Parties may come during a season but they are just like paper flowers which don't have flagrance.

Stalin, in his letter also said that DMK was a massive people's movement nurtured by late party founder C N Annadurai and party patriarch M Karunanidhi. Abdul Kalam's brother and family at his residence in Rameswaram.

Many political observers have raised doubts on whether the actor will be able to make a mark in Tamil politics or if his debut will end as another case of mere hype.

The Hindu Munnani organisation has objected to the "politicisation of school" and has written to the district collector in this regard.

IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao wished all the best for actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan who made his political foray in Madurai on Wednesday.

While Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kejriwal shared the stage with Haasan, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan sent his greeting to the actor - an endorsement of Haasan's left of centre political stance.

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When contacted, Haasan's publicist said the authorities denied the permission saying the students will be "disturbed". Haasan showed his party allegiance to former President A.P.J.

Moily said the Congress will be "very strongly" with DMK in Tamil Nadu, adding his party would continue to strive to strengthen its base in the state, even while aligning with the DMK for the present.

"Let him come, it is a good thing, let anybody work for the people's welfare", rival AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran had remarked on Haasan's political entry adding it can not be stopped. The multi-faceted cine star who started his movie career as a child artist in Kalathur Kannamma (1960), is admittedly quite naive about his grasp of politics.

He dismissed Mr. Naidu's congratulatory call to Mr. Haasan on the launch of the latter's political outfit as a "social courtesy" and not a stormy portend for NDA politics.

In Tamil Nadu, the liquor sale is done by the state government.