Actor turned politician and leader of Makkal Needhi Maiam Kamal Haasan on Wednesday released the first list of 21 candidates for the coming Lok Sabha elections from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Prominent among them is fellow star Nassar’s wife Kamila.
The party launched on Feb 21 last year, is contesting all 39 seats from Tamil Nadu and the lone Puducherry seat. Kamila will be locked in a triangular contest with Dayanadhi Maran (DMK) and businessman Sam Paul of the PMK who is in the AIADMK-BJP alliance.
Kamal has also fielded prominent Puducherry resident and hotelier M A S Subramnanian who lost the 2016 Assembly elections though his party AIADMK won four seats.
Subramanian will take on AIADMK-backed All India N R Congress candidate and the Congress. Both the parties are yet to name their candidates. The seat is currently held by N R Congress leader and former Speaker R Radhakrishnan.
Kamal said the list of remaining candidates will be announced on March 24.