Actor and politician Kamal Haasan’s party, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) has been allotted the ‘Battery Torch’ symbol for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The Election Commission made the announcement vide a notification dated March 9, 2019. Kamal Haasan announced it via his Twitter handle.
MNM thanks the Election commision for granting us the “Battery Torch” symbol for the forthcoming elections. So appropriate. @maiamofficial will endeavour to be the “Torch-Bearer” for a new era in TN and Indian politics.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) March 10, 2019
Earlier, Kamal has announced that his party will contest in all 39 seats in Tamil Nadu and one seat in Puducherry in the Lok Sabha elections. He had also made it clear that his party would not ally with any other party, but would face the polls alone.