Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan, who's party is trying to build a third front in Tamil Nadu politics, will contest from the Coimbatore South constituency, he announced on Friday.
“I see in the battle in Coimbtatore South, a battle for the soil, language and people of Tamil Nadu. It is not me who will win this, it will be all of Tamil,” he posted on twitter.
The MNM, which asserted that it wants to give the Tamil voters an alternative to the two Dravidian parties, had earlier announced about 70 candidates from different constituencies in the poll-bound state.
Coimbatore south is headed for an interesting battle as it is one of the five constituencies in the state that will see a direct BJP-Congress face-off. The actor-turned-politician's entry, hence, will make this contest all the more interesting.
“I have deep connections with Coimbatore.. If Kongu lives (Coimbatore is part of what is knwon as the Kongu belt or region in tamil nadu), Tamil Nadu lives.. but Kongu region has become synonymous with corruption,” Haasan said while announcing his contest on Friday.