: Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan on Tuesday promised a new district with Pollachi as headquarters if his party is to be elected to power. “Pollachi, which has so much potential for development, has to be a neighborhood and, MNM, if voted into power, will make it a reality,” he said during a nightly interaction with residents of the area. city.

The city and the neighboring region were so prosperous but had not experienced the desired development. If the rulers had the region’s interest in mind, there would have been a situation where there would be better industrialization and young people would stay there with employment or business opportunities without having to relocate.

“The region has not seen any major development after the Parambikulam project or the infrastructure investment. It is not an accident but the type of politics which does not think about the well-being of the people.

If the farmers of Pollachi, although they come from a prosperous region, were not making a profit, what about the farmers of Paramakudi, he said. It was a thought that came to him while looking for a location for the movie, Thevar Magan, and the thought turned into anger which led him to delve into politics and form the MNM, Mr Haasan said and clarified that it was not anger at the attempt to ban his film that pushed him into politics.

In fact, the MNM was a group of people who, like him, were angry with the situation and wished to see a prosperous Tamil Nadu.

Politics for the MNM was a big deal. “A business where people would benefit. It was not a company where votes could be bought for around ₹ 2,500; it was also not a business that the leaders took advantage of, ”he said.

Defending the MNM’s promise to donate computers to every household free of charge, Haasan said it was an investment in human resource development and for betterment of the state.

Pollachi’s sexual assault case had brought bad publicity to the city to the point that it had become a market for crime. The media had established the link between the ruling party and some accused of the crime. This had angered the public who wanted a change, which they had felt during his campaign in the region, he added.

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