Kamal Haasan meets Rahul Gandhi

Kamal Haasan meets Rahul Gandhi

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu.

The meeting lasted for about 45 minutes, during which the two leaders were understood to have exchanged notes on keeping the BJP away from power.

Haasan described the meeting as a courtesy call and ruled out any discussion of an alliance between his nascent political outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam and the Congress.

“We did not discuss that. We did discuss politics, but not the way you think,” Haasan replied to questions about an alliance.

“Enjoyed meeting Kamal Haasan in Delhi today. We discussed a wide range of issues concerning our two parties, including the political situation in Tamil Nadu,” Gandhi said on Twitter soon after the meeting.

Meets EC officials

Haasan also reciprocated the gesture and thanked Gandhi for his inputs. “Thank you Rahul Gandhiji for the time and inputs. Hope our conversation was useful to you as well,” the budding politician said.

Haasan had met Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at the swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on May 23.

Earlier, Haasan met Election Commission officials to formally register his political party.

“Election Commission had certain queries regarding our party. We have furnished all those details today. EC has said that very soon, the party will be registered,” Haasan said.