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Tamilnadu News

TN Govt mulls legal action against Kamal Haasan for his wild corruption allegations

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The Tamil Nadu government is contemplating taking legal action against superstar Kamal Haasan for the wild allegations of corruption that he levelled against the government, though he hid behind generalities in this fresh attack on politicians of the ruling party.

Tamil Nadu fisheries minister D Jayakumar told media persons on Monday that the government will take legal action against Kamal Haasan if he does not stop making wild allegations of corruption. Taking serious exception to the actor’s latest tweet, the state minister charged the actor with attempts to get cheap publicity. “This will not be accepted,” Jayakumar said adding the government was considering taking legal action.

BJP state president Tamilisai Soundarrajan, who has had dismissed Kamal Haasan as a twitter wonder, said that he should be careful when making such allegations. He better have facts and proofs to back his allegations. But, she said, “I cannot comment on every tweet he makes.”

Kamal Haasan said in his latest tweet, “It is a crime if the government is involved in looting. It is also a crime if it is not proved after detection. Criminals should not rule the country. The people and the government elected by them should act. The people should be the umpire. Let us all wake up and arise.”

Jayakumar wondered if Kamal Haasan was serious about corruption, then why does he not file a formal complaint against it as it should be done.

In his latest tweet, Kamal Haasan did not take any names but left no one in doubt as to whom he was referring to.

Recent raids on Mannargudi clan led to detection of a huge sum of Rs 1430 crore unexplained money, besides, gold and diamond jewellery. What action has been taken against the alleged corrupt is the question that Kamal Haasan let hang in the air.

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