Makkal Needhi Maiam

2018, a political party founded by Kamal Haasan

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Makkal Needhi Maiam
PresidentKamal Haasan
TreasurerA. Chandrasekaran
FounderKamal Haasan
Founded21 February 2018 (2 years ago) (2018-02-21)
Headquarters4, Eldams Road, Alwarpet, Chennai-600018, Tamil Nadu, India
Political positionCentre[1][2]
ColoursRed, Black and White
ECI StatusUnrecognised Party
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in State Legislative Assemblies
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The Makkal Needhi Maiam (transl.People's Justice Centre; abbr. MNM) is an Indian regional political party in the state of Tamil Nadu and union territory of Puducherry.[3] The party was founded by Kamal Haasan at Madurai on 21 February 2018.[4] He also unveiled the party flag.[5] The flag is symbolised by six interlocked hands, meant to represent co-operation between the Southern states of India (5 States and 1 UT). Their election symbol is a battery torchlight.[6]

Makkal Needhi Maiam has also launched a mobile whistleblower application named ‘Maiam Whistle’, open to the public.[7]

Maiam Whistle Application launch.jpg

This party is estimated to have around 5,500 office bearers at present.[8]

Vice President

Kamal Haasan, the President of the Makkal Needhi Maiam party, has appointed Dr.R.Mahendran as the Vice President on 2018.

Role Name
Vice President R. Mahendran

General Secretaries list

Kamal Haasan announced on August 14, 2019 at Chennai, The party appointed Five General Secretaries.[9][10] October 23, 2019 party released new list.[11]

Role Name
General Secretary, Headquarters Santhosh Babu (Former I.A.S.)
General Secretary, Party Structure (North & East of Tamil Nadu) A. G. Maurya (Retd. I.P.S.)
General Secretary, Party Structure (South & West of Tamil Nadu) M. Muruganandam
General Secretary, Communication C. K. Kumaravel
General Secretary, Frontals V. Umadevi

Electoral Performance

Indian General Elections

Vote share in consecutive Lok Sabha elections
Lok Sabha Elections
Election Year Party leader Seats contested Seats won Change in seats Vote swing Popular vote Result
2019 Election Kamal Haasan 37
0 / 543
No Changes Steady 1,613,708 Lost

State Legislative Assembly Elections

Vote share in consecutive Tamil Nadu Assembly elections
Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Elections[12]
Election Year Party leader Seats contested Seats won Change in seats Percentage of votes Vote swing Popular vote Result
2021 Election Kamal Haasan TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

2019 Lok Sabha Election

For 2019 Indian general election he declared to contest on 40 seats included 39 of Tamil Nadu and 1 of Puducherry.[13] Initially, there was speculation that Kamal Haasan could ally with the Congress after the state Congress chief had hinted at it. A few days ago, a lesser known Republican Party of India had forged an alliance with the MNM.

Releasing the party manifesto and the second list of candidates of his Makkal Needhi Maiam or MNM at a function in Coimbatore, Mr Haasan said, "All candidates are my faces. I am proud being the chariot puller than being in the chariot".

Makkal Needhi Maiam's vote share in the 2019 Lok Sabha election was 0.26% (in the seats it contested).[14] Makkal Needhi Maiam secured 1,613,708 votes of the 4,20,83,544 polled in Tamil Nadu.[15] J. Ebenezer, who contested from the Kanyakumari constituency secured the fewest votes at 8,590 while the MNM vice president Dr. R.Mahendran contesting from the Coimbatore constituency secured the highest number of votes by the party at 1,45,104.[16] The party performed well in urban areas such as Chennai and Coimbatore, where it regularly polled upwards of 10% of the vote share and often secured more than one lakh votes, but it performed poorly in rural areas. Despite this, all the candidates lost their deposit.[17]

Makkal Needhi Maiam candidates lost their deposit in all the seats it contested in the 2019 Indian general election [18] but they came third in many urban constituencies through it fell behind the Naam Tamilar Katchi in several rural constituencies and Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam in some constituencies[19][20] behind the DMK and AIADMK fronts came first or second in all constituencies.

2021 Tamilnadu Assembly Election

MNM Party's president Mr.Hassan has launched his election campaign for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, 2021.[21][22]

See also


  1. ^ "Five key promises Kamal Haasan made at launch of new party Makkal Needhi Maiam". 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Kamal Haasan Names New Political Party Makkal Needhi Maiam; Says 'No Left Or Right, I'm Centre'". 23 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Kamal Haasan party launch: Makkal Needhi Maiam is 'for the people'". The Indian Express. 21 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Kamal Haasan launches party, calls it Makkal Needhi Maiam". The Hindu. 21 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Kamal Hassan's Political Party and Flag Launch at Madurai on 21st Feb. 2018'". Covers 365. 21 February 2018.
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  7. ^ "Kamal Haasan launches Maiam Whistle app to help people bring their issues to govt's notice – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
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  9. ^ "Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam expands structure, spreads across 8 zones". Republic. 14 August 2019.
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  12. ^ "Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Results". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  13. ^ "Makkal Needhi Maiam will contest from all 40 seats, shakes the confidence of all parties: Kamal Haasan". The Times of India. The Times of India. 6 February 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  14. ^ "A great beginning, says Kamal Haasan". The Hindu. 25 May 2019.
  15. ^ "LIVE Tamil Nadu Election Results 2019". NDTV.
  16. ^ "Lok Sabha Election Results 2019". Dinamalar. May 2019.
  17. ^ "In poll debut, Kamal Haasan's MNM puts up a fight in urban areas". The News Minute. 24 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Candidates of AMMK, MNM, NTK lose deposit in all LS constituencies". Dennis S. Jesudasan. The Hindu. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  19. ^ "MNM fares well in urban pockets, NTK in rural areas". The Hindu. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  20. ^ "Lok Sabha election results: Kamal Haasan's MNM, Dhinakaran's .AMMK fail to take off". D Govardan. The Times of India. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Kamal Haasan to launch election campaign for 2021 Tamil Nadu assembly elections". Hindustan Times. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  22. ^ "Kamal Haasan to launch campaign for Tamil Nadu Assembly election on Dec 13". Retrieved 21 December 2020.

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