The sixth edition of Bigg Boss Tamil came to an end on Sunday - January 22 with host Kamal Haasan announcing the winner. Actor-turned-political Kamal Haasan's venture as the host of Bigg Boss has become an inevitable tenure in his career and now, the iconic actor has got a prospect to get back to active politics through the bypoll in the Erode East assembly constituency.
After launching his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, Kamal Haasan constested in the crucial polls but has been detached from active politics owing to the movie projects. His party had a downfall after the exit of key leaders, with some leaving the party with disappointment and some leaving the party with a political friction with the actor-turned-politician.
Kamal Haasan's political party had contested independently in crucial polls including 2019 Lok Sabha elections and 2021 state assembly polls. Though he trembles in politics, he didn't refrain from using the prospect of the Bigg Boss platform to stay close to every household in the state, but he is yet to build a significant prospect to have a political momentum.
As Tamil Nadu is going to witness the Erode East bypoll, which will be held on February 27, the inert political camps are reviving their base and when top parties are battling each other, the other independent political outfits like Naam Tamilar and Makkal Needhi Maiam have drawn a sharp attention over their political stand in the bypoll. While Naam Tamilar's Seeman has announced that he will contest in the bypoll independently, all eyes are on Kamal Haasan's Maakal Needhi Maiam.
As the sixth season of the Bigg Boss Tamil is over, the functionaries of Makkal Needhi Maiam hope that Kamal Haasan will get back to electoral politics through the Erode East bypoll. But, will he contest independently or support any alliance? The actor is expected to announce his position soon. According to reports, Kamal Haasan has planned to meet the party leaders on Monday - January 23 to discuss about the party's stand in the bypoll.
On the other hand, Congress party's candidate EVKS Elangovan had met Kamal Haasan and sought the latter's support in the bypoll. The Congress party, which is in the ruling DMK alliance, has announced that former Union Minister Elangovan will contest from Erode East. Following his candidature, Elangovan has been meeting various leaders to seek their support. On Monday morning, Elangovan met Chief Minister MK Stalin and thanked the latter for allotting the seat for the Congress party. Later, Elangovan has also met Kamal Haasan in Chennai and sought his support for the Congress in the bypoll.