Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Monday night declared that his party, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will contest the Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections this year with 154 seats out of the 234 seats in the state.
Haasan announced that the remaining 80 assembly seats will be contested by MNM's two alliance partners -- All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi and Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi. Both the parties will contest on 40 seats each.
"The parties have committed to the common goal of transforming Tamil Nadu by fulfilling the long-pending aspirations of the people. With the common agenda of restoring the pride and glory of Tamil Nadu, they have decided to embark on a long-lasting journey together," an official statement by the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MKM) read.
Giving assurances, he also promised banks that will be run by women and for women, asserting 50 lakh jobs for youths and monetisation of the household.
Haasan further said that salaries to homemakers and free computers with internet at all homes as a public resource to help people access government schemes easily.