Ahead of TN Elections, Kamal Haasan Urges People to Get Voter IDs

Hassan will be contesting the elections for the first time next year with his party, the MNM.

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Actor and filmmaker Kamal Hassan poses for a photograph with his younger daughter after casting his vote. Photo used for representation.
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With the Tamil Nadu elections less than six months away, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has released a two-and-a-half minute on his Twitter account, urging those who don't have voting cards to get themselves registered in the electoral rolls.

Haasan's political party, the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), will contest the upcoming elections with him as the chief ministerial face.

"Being a voter is an honour for anyone above 18. A voter ID is a big weapon... A society that does not discharge its responsibility will automatically lose its rights. Those who want change, those who say the system is not right, those who say all are thieves... don't have a voter ID," Haasan says in the video, urging people to take advantage of special camps set up for the purpose.

"Make this your mantra for the 2021 polls: I will change, I will vote", the actor said.

The state of Tamil Nadu will go to polls in May. This is the first election in the state since the death of two of its major icons, Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa.

This will also be the first election for Haasan and the MNM which was founded in February 2018.

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