Minimum income a ‘worthwhile dream’ says Kamal Haasan

Vastavam web: 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. 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. “It is a great dream, nice dream. I would not say it is epiphany. But is a nice worthwhile dream. We’ll pursue it.

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. 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.