Chennai: The president of the newly launched Makkal Needhi Maiam, Kamal Haasan, on Thursday said his party will not align with corrupt people.

Speaking at a public meeting in Chennai on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the actor-turned-politician said that he will announce about the party’s ideology soon.

“Everyone is asking us about our ideology, we will draw our ideology based on our policies. It will be implemented soon," said Haasan.

Haasan announced Rs10 lakh in s financial help to Usha who was killed after a traffic police allegedly kicked the two wheeler on which she was travelling with her husband in Trichy on Wednesday evening.

This was the first public meeting in Tamil Nadu capital Chennai after Haasan launched his party last month.

Earlier in the day, the 63-year-old politician addressed students of SSN college in Chennai.

“I’m going to die in your service, not as an artiste," he said.

Haasan launched his party and unveiled its flag at a public meeting in Madurai last month. At the event, attended by Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder Arvind Kejriwal, Haasan claimed that his party would fight corruption and work for good governance in the state.

Haasan, who has been critical about Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in the last one year officially announced his political entry in November by launching a whistleblower mobile app called Maiam.

A month later, actor Rajinikanth, who first signalled his intent to join politics two decades ago and made some political statements in May last year, has also announced his political debut.

The actor declared that his yet-to-be-launched party would contest all 234 constituencies in the next Tamil Nadu assembly elections, due in 2021. He also said it would function “beyond caste and religion" and engage in “spiritual politics". Since then he has been appointing office-bearers.

The 67-year-old Rajinikanth on Monday said he would soon fill the leadership vacuum in Tamil Nadu and that he wished to emulate the governance once provided by late chief minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) founder M.G. Ramachandran— known as MGR.

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