Chennai:26/9/18: Renowned actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan today met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on the sidelines of Odisha Investors’ Meet in the city.
“As I am new to politics, I had come to meet him (Naveen Patnaik) and take advice in this regard,” said Haasan after the meeting.
In a statement to the media, the MNM leader said that he met Naveen to seek his advice and to appreciate him as a fan.
Hasan, who started his political journey in February said,” The Odisha cheif minister initially faced criticism for being a newcomer in politics but later achieved more than those who were aware of politics.”
The MNM leader also praised Patnaik for delivering good governance in Odisha by introducing new welfare schemes for people and efficiently carrying out disaster management in the state.
The Odisha Chief Minister also praised Haasan and wrote: “Thank cinema and theatre’s multitalented icon @ikamalhaasan for his courtesy visit & for the kind words he had about the richness of #Odisha; his work as a humanitarian activist is indeed praiseworthy.”