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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urges actor Kamal Haasan to enter politics

The actor, who has increasingly made political statements, said it was "a great privilege" that the Delhi Chief Minister desired to meet him.

Published: 21st September 2017 12:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2017 04:27 PM   |  A+A-

Kamal Haasan with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo | ANI)

By IANS

CHENNAI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged movie actor Kamal Haasan to join politics. The Tamil icon said all those opposed to corruption -- the AAP leader included -- were his "relatives".

After Kejriwal flew down here and met Kamal Haasan at his residence for around one hour, the actor, who has increasingly made political statements, said it was "a great privilege" that the Delhi Chief Minister desired to meet him.

Saying the media may have guessed what they discussed, the actor said all those who fight corruption would be his "relatives" and as such Kejriwal "too is a relative".

Kejriwal said they shared views on various subjects and would meet again in the future.

The AAP leader said the country was facing the problems of corruption and communalism. People, he said, were against communalism and Kamal Haasan too had spoken against it.

Urging Kamal Haasan to enter politics, Kejriwal said the two discussed the situation in the country as well as in Tamil Nadu.

Earlier this month, Kamal had met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and had commended the CPI(M)-led LDF government for its 'good governance'.

Arvind Kejriwal had just returned to Delhi after a nine-day Vipasana camp in Maharashtra.

Kamal Haasan had previously met Kejriwal on September 11, 2015, at the New Delhi secretariat and had discussed the issues related to promoting the film industry and making Delhi ideal for film shootings.



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