One should work at the grassroots level to bring a change: Kamal

By NT Bureau Published on Mar 11, 2018 04:35 PM IST

Coimbatore: On the second leg of his state wide tour after forming his party "Makkal Neethi Maiyyam", actor Kamal Haasan on Saturday asked people to come together to bring about the 'much needed' change in society.

Addressing a large number of party workers and fans at Avanashi in nearby Tirupur district, he said it was not enough to bring in crowds for a meeting. One should come and work at the grassroots level to bring in the 'much needed' change in society, he said.

The actor-cum-politician is on a tour of Coimbatore, Tirupur and Erode districts to meet people and workers. Earlier, Kamal paid homage at the Farmers memorial at nearby Perumanallurby by placing a wreath there.

The actor said he supported early implementation of the long pending Athikadavu-Avanashi Water project. He met those who were fighting for it's cause over the years.

Earlier, talking to reporters at the city airport, Kamal said he had come to meet members of Fans Association and party workers.

"This is neither a public meeting nor a conference," he said. Kamal took the political plunge by launching the 'Makkal Needhi Mayyam' at Madurai on 21 February, saying his outfit was committed to politics free from "games of caste and religion" and would focus on good governance.

The top actor had also touched upon key issues concerning Tamilnadu, including the Cauvery river water dispute, alleged corruption and vote for money.

He had told his followers to realise that they have a big responsibility and they had to be pioneers. Kamal had earlier visited former President A P J Abdul Kalam's residence at Rameswaram, where he sought blessings

from the late leader's brother.