Lok Sabha election result 2019: Kamal Haasan's star power fails to lead his party to victory in Tamil Nadu

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 24, 2019, 10.14 AM(IST)

File photo of Kamal Hassan. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Kamal Haasan has launched his party on February 21, 2018, with its main focus on the fight against corruption and development of rural Tamil Nadu.

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan failed to bring any change in general election results 2019 as his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) did not register a single lead. Despite his star appeal and campaign rallies across the state, Haasan’s party failed to make a mark on its maiden flight. 

MNM contested on all 39 parliamentary seats this Lok Sabha polls but since the party seemed to revolve around Haasan’s star power, the candidates were simply left to fend for themselves. 

Hassan’s party’s narrative was around weeding out corruption and bringing clean and honest politics to the state. He even fielded candidates with a fantastic record like R Rangarajan who contested from Chennai South-- he quit the civil services to fight against corruption.

Haasan also ensured that he visited all constituencies and that he held panchayat level meetings in rural areas. He has explored social media as well and engaged on various platform. 

Some believe that it would have been different for the actor if he had contested himself in this election. While he had initially stated that he would, he chose not to take the plunge.

Kamal Haasan has launched his 'torch bearer' party on February 21, 2018, with its main focus on the fight against corruption and development of rural Tamil Nadu.