Chennai, Jan 30 (PTI) Actor-politician Kamal Haasan Wednesday described as a “worthwhile dream” Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s promise of minimum income for the poor but said implementing it would be very difficult. Also Read - Highlights India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5 Gabba, Brisbane Today's Match Scorecard AS IT HAPPENED: Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill Help IND Register Historic Series Win; Retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Addressing reporters here after launching the Puducherry unit of his party Makkal Needhi Maiam, he also welcomed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s foray into active politics. Also Read - Varun Dhawan’s Wedding Outfit Will be Simple, Subtle and Nothing Over-the-Top, Says Stylist Akshay Tyagi
“It is a great dream, nice dream. I would not say it is epiphany. But is a nice worthwhile dream. We’ll pursue it. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya Back as India Announce 18-Member Squad for First Two Tests against England
But to enact and actually bring it into force is very difficult. I hope he (Rahul) succeeds,” Haasan said.
Addressing a ‘Kisaan Abhaar Sammelan’ in Raipur on Monday, Rahul Gandhi had promised Congress would ensure “minimum income guarantee” for every poor person if it comes to power at the Centre.
When asked about his opinion on Vadra being appointed Congress general secretary, Hassan said “Welcome sister.” On the Ram temple issue, the MNM leader said he stood for amity and unity of the country.
“My personal opinion, which I have said in 1993 or 94 as soon as Babri masjid was demolished. I was the single voice which rose from here. I still stand by it. I am very sure any sensible Indian would stand for amity and unity of India,” he said.
Answering questions on alliances for fighting the upcoming general elections, he said the executive committee of his party had given him the authority to decide on it, but no time limit had been set to take the call.
“We are deliberating on it. It is very important to not carry other people’s laundry,” he said without elaborating.
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