Tamilnadu: The election commission on Sunday allotted battery torch as a symbol to Kamal Haasan’s party – Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) – for the general elections 2019. The actor-turned-politician took to Twitter to thank the Election Commission for allotting an “appropriate” symbol to his party. He further assured that his party will be the “Torchbearer for the new era in Tamil Nadu and Indian politics.” MNM was launched in Madurai February 2018 and Haasan had announced that he will contest in the general elections 2019. He later announced that MNM will contest in all the 39 Tamil Nadu seats and one in Puducherry alone. However, the list of candidates has not been announced.