Kamal Haasan intent on political career, says will join Rajinikanth
Amidst strong rumours that he plans to float his own party, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Friday indirectly addressed Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK, with a statement about the "no work, no pay" principle applying to legislators.
Kamal Haasan tweeted: "No work no pay only for government employees? How about horse trading politicians languishing in resorts?"
The Tamil Nadu government has said the pay of its striking teachers and other employees would be cut for the days they don't work. The employees are on strike in support of various demands.
"The honourable court warns teachers on strike. I beseech the court to issue similar warnings to those MLAs who desist from attending work," Kamal Haasan said.
Interestingly, the Tamil Nadu government recently more than doubled the salaries of MLAs to Rs 105,000 per month.
Kamal Haasan has said that he intends to float his own political party. According to reports, the actor plans to contest in the local body elections in Tamil Nadu.
The actor went on to say that that he would join hands with megastar Rajinikanth if the latter decides to enter politics.
"There are questions whether I will join hands with Rajinikanth in politics. If Rajini enters politics, I'll join hands with him," the actor said.
He added that he was in no hurry to make the move. "I will not enter politics in haste," the actor said in an event in Chennai on Friday.