New Delhi: Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu.
"Enjoyed meeting Kamal Haasan in Delhi today. We discussed a wide range of issues concerning our two parties, including the political situation in Tamil Nadu," Gandhi said in a tweet later.
Haasan responded through a tweet and thanked Gandhi for his inputs. "Thank you Rahul Gandhiji for the time and inputs. Hope our conversation was useful to you as well," he said. The meeting that lasted nearly an hour took place at Gandhi's residence. "We did discuss politics but not the way you think," Haasan told reporters after the meeting which he initially described as a courtesy call.
To a question whether an alliance between his party and the Congress in Tamil Nadu was discussed, he said: "We did not discuss that."
Earlier in the day, the Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan met Election Commission officials here to formally register his party. After the meeting, the actor-turned politician told reporters he expected his party, which was launched in February, would get registered soon.
“I came here for a formal meeting. They (EC) asked certain questions. They are not having any major objections,” he said.
To a query, 63-year-old Haasan said the poll panel officials told him that his party's registration would be done soon. He, however, said the EC officials did not specify any time frame for it.
Asked about the party's symbol, he said there has been no decision on it yet and the issue will be first discussed within the party before approaching the EC. (Agencies)