Kamal Haasan meets Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, discusses political situation in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan on Thursday met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed the current political situation in Tamil Nadu.

File image of Kamal Haasan. PTI

File image of Kamal Haasan. PTI

The actor-turned-politician had on Wednesday met Congress president Rahul Gandhi at his residence and held similar discussions with him.

"I have met Sonia Gandhi and we discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu... It was a general talk," he told reporters after the meeting.

The attempt is seen as part of the Congress' efforts to bring together all Opposition parties under one platform to take on and defeat the BJP in the next general elections.

On whether he would support the Congress in this endeavour to bring Opposition parties together under one common platform, Haasan said, "It is to early to speak of those things."

He termed it as a courtesy meeting and said he was meeting them "like a family" as he had personal ties with the Gandhi family.

The MNM chief said he had met Rahul and other Opposition leaders in Bengaluru at the swearing-in of HD Kumaraswamy as Karnataka chief minister.

Haasan met Sonia at her 10, Janpath residence in New Delhi.

Updated Date: Jun 21, 2018 20:56 PM

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