Actor and politician Kamal Haasan, President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) joined the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in New Delhi on Saturday. During a speech at the Red Fort, Kamal Haasan stated that he was there as an Indian, that his father was a Congressman and that he started his own political party based on his own ideologies.
Many MNM functionaries too joined in the Yatra as they felt that the march was for the nation and beyond parties. Kamal Haasan disclosed that he was invited by Rahul Gandhi to take part in the Bharat Jodo Yatra as a fellow citizen and not as the leader of a political party.
The Yatra began in Kanya Kumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7th with Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu MK Stalin handing over the national flag to Rahul Gandhi in the presence of senior Congress leaders.