As per report tamilnadu chief minister K Palaniswami ticked off actor cum politician kamal hassan for "showing off" as a leader despite lack of knowledge in basic politics and claimed that his political innings will end in a fiasco. Meanwhile a day after taking on superstar rajinikanth who is expected to make his debut into politics, the chief minister targeted the Makkal Needhi Maiam chief, saying he founded a political party as he does not have suitable opportunities in tamil cinema in view of his advancing age. Mr Palaniswami hit out at rajinikanth for his comment that there was a leadership vacuum in tamilnadu, saying he was just an actor and not a political leader.
Meanwhile he said no political leader claimed a vacuum, the remark came only from the actor and a perception is prevalent among some that a vacuum exists in politics after AIADMK stalwart J jayalalitha and DMK patriarch M karunanidhi died in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Furthermore taunting Mr Hassan, the chief minister said, "he is a big leader," and wondered why his MNM did not contest the recent bypolls to Vikravandi and Nanguneri assembly constituencies and he wanted to know the votes polled by MNM in the recent lok sabha polls.
Recently AIADMK won the by-polls to the two seats and though MNM could not win any seats in the lok sabha polls, it came third in a number of urban and semi-urban constituencies. Moreover Mr Palaniswami said KamalHassan is now 65 and alleged since there were no suitable opportunities in the film field, he has launched a political party. Perhaps yesteryear top actor Sivaji Ganesan failed to make a mark in politics though he was next only to late Chief minister MG Ramachandran in stature in tamil filmdom, Mr Palaniswami said, adding Mr Hassan will meet a similar fate.