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Coimbatore

PT to seek Rs. 100 crore damage from Kamal Hassan and TV channel

Covai Post Network

Puthiya Tamizhagam will approach the Court seeking Rs.100 crore damage from film actor Kamal Hassan for the remarks against those living in slums and hutments in his TV show Big Boss, which have hurt the sentiments of downtrodden and Scheduled Castes.

“During a conversation in the show, a participant allegedly remarked against another that hers was a ‘cheri (slum) behaviour’, drawing large scale criticism from people belonging to Scheduled Caste, depressed and oppressed,” PT President, Dr K Krishnasamy told reporters here today.

Though he had asked Kamal Hassan, who is the anchor of the programme and the TV Channel to tender apologies for the participant’s remarks within two days, they failed to do so and “as a next step, the party will move court seeking a damage of Rs.100 crore for hurting the sentiments of slum dwellers”, Krishnasamy said.

“Even though he is not directly involved in the issue, being the host, Kamal Hassan has the moral responsibility to tender apology,” he said.

Krishnasamy urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami to set right the irregularities in the on-line sand booking, as the load was received after more than 15 days, by which the construction activities were moving at a snail’s pace.

Welcoming the nomination of M. Venkaiah Naidu as vice presidential candidate by NDA, Krishnasamy appealed to the MPs and MLAs from Tamil Nadu to give Naidu a thumping majority.

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