Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan meets Election Commission officials, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi during Delhi visit

After the meeting with the poll panel officials, the Makkal Needhi Maiam chief told reporters that he expected his party, which was launched in February, would get registered soon.

Published: 21st June 2018 02:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2018 02:19 AM   |  A+A-

Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan with senior party members come out after a meeting with Election Commissioner at Nirvachan Sadan in New Delhi on Wednesday June 20 2018. | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan today met Election Commission officials here in connection with the registration of his party Makkal Needhi Maiam, and also discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

After the meeting with the poll panel officials, he told reporters that he expected his party, which was launched in February, would get registered soon.

"I came here for a formal meeting. They (EC) asked certain questions. They are not having any major objection," he said.

To a query, 63-year-old Haasan said the EC officials told him that his party's registration would be done soon.

He, however, said the officials did not specify any time frame for it.

Asked about the party's symbol, he said there has been no decision on it yet and the issue will be first discussed within the party before approaching the EC.

Later, Haasan had a meeting with Gandhi.

"Enjoyed meeting @ikamalhaasan in Delhi today. We discussed a wide range of issues concerning our two parties, including the political situation in Tamil Nadu," the Congress president tweeted.

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