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Kamal Haasan's names his political party Makkal Needhi Mayyam

Cheenai: Launching his political party, actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said his outfit was committed to politics free from "games of caste and religion" and would focus on good governance.

In his launch address, Haasan touched upon key issues concerning Tamil Nadu including the Cauvery river water dispute, alleged corruption and vote for money.

Haasan christened his party "Makkal Needhi Mayyam," and unfurled its flag that symbolises the strength of unity.

On the symbolism behind the flag, he said: "If you look closer you can find the map of south India map in it, the six hands refer to six southern states..the star at the centre refers to the people..."

The party's name roughly translates to "Centre for People's Justice."

Outlining his party's policies, he said his outfit was committed to a politics free from "games of caste and religion," quality education for all sections of people and good governance sans corruption.

He said ending corruption was the responsibility of all and not just his.-PTI

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