Actor-politician Kamal Haasan Wednesday said his party Makkal Needhi Maiam was ready to face the by-polls for 20 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu whenever they were held. “At this point of time, we can say by-polls may be conducted. I do not know whether it will be held definitely. Suppose, if it is conducted, Makkal Needhi Maiam is ready to face it”, he said.
Kamal was addressing reporters on the occasion of his 64th birthday. Bypolls are due in the 20 constituencies, which have fallen vacant following the Madras High Court last month upholding the disqualification of the 18 AIADMK MLAs who back Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader TTV Dhinakaran and in view of the demise of two sitting members, including DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi.