May 13, 2019
Chennai : Kamal Haasan’s Hindu terrorist remark has stirred up a major row with Hindu groups and BJP leaders moving the Election Commission seeking a five-day ban on the film star turned politician.
Kamal Haasan had described Nathuram Godse as the First Hindu terrorist who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, drawing the ire of the pro Hindu groups and BJP leaders.
A BJP leader in Delhi said that he was moving the election commission must ban Kamal Haasan from campaigning for the rest of the general elections, derecognise his political outfit for defaming the Hindu community. There is nothing like Hindu terror at all and this is the language that can be construed as one that can cause tension among communities, the BJP leader said adding that a criminal case must be filed against the actor turned politicians.
Senior BJP leader Muralidhar Rao said that Kamal Haasan was a failed politician and there was no following for him in the state, it is for this reason that he is making such statements. Kamal Haasan made his assertion on First Hindu Terrorist of India at a rally he was undertaking through a Muslim dominated area, prompting the state BJP leaders to charge him with minority appeasement.
Tamil Nadu state BJP chief Tamilisai Soundarrajan demanded strict action against the actor turned politician.
Only the Congress came in his support that there was nothing wrong in what Kamal Haasan, according to Congress leader Khushboo Sundar. She said that it was a fact that Nathuram Godse killed Mahatma Gandhi.