For the first time ever, a regional party reached out to an international political strategist. The Makkal Needhi Maiyam party, led by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan had Avinash Iragavarapu come over to Tamil Nadu. Avinash is a well-known campaign strategist, who was a leading factor to Donald Trump's victory in Arizona. Avinash spoke to the members of the Makkal Needhi Maiyam party, providing insights on his experience as a strategist with Trump. 


"He was here to give us his view of point on politics and to share his past experiences in his profession," said MNM party member, CK Kumaravel. When asked about how the party benefited from this talk, Kumaravel told MyNation, "It was refreshingly different, as we have only few newbies in India rising alone as leaders such as Arvind Kejriwal. So we were able to draw parallels with that." 


Kamal Haasan stated that Avinash was here to address the MNM's district level office bearers on how to face elections. Avinash held a training session with the party members, who felt it was definitely fruitful. 


“Avinash said that a leader is the face of the party. He asked us to have confidence in him and follow his footsteps to become victorious,” said a party member.

 Avinash began his journey in politics in 2013 by joining Andhra Pradesh's YSR Congress Party and later went on to join Donald Trump in his election proceedings. The now political strategist was earlier an employee at HCL after graduating from IIM Lucknow with an MBA.