Makkal Needhi Maiam founder and actor Kamal Haasan has announced he is not contesting the coming Lok Sabha elections or the 18 Assembly by-elections being held simultaneously in Tamil Nadu.
He told reporters in Coimbatore on Sunday that he would, however, campaign for his party candidates in all the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies as well as in the18 Assembly constituencies..
He also released the names of candidates as also the party manifesto. He has already named hotelier M A S Subramanian as his party’s candidate in Puducherry.
Prominent among the Lok Sabha candidates in Tamil Nadu are retired police officer Rajendra Maurya( North Chennai), actor Nassar’s wife Kamila( Central Chennai) and retired district judge Guruvaiah( Nagapattinam-R). The list also includes three advocates and a doctor.