Actor-filmmaker and Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan’s recent remarks, that free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu, has kicked up a political storm.
The Bharatiya Janata Party and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, the ruling parties in the Centre and the State, respectively, have sought an apology from him.
In a statement, BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan said the Election Commission of India should initiate action against Kamal and his party for making such a derogatory comment at an election rally.
State Minister and senior AIADMK leader Rajenthra Bhalaji has said Kamal should apologise failing which strict action should be taken against him.
Speaking Aravakurichi, Kamal said that he was still seeking the answers for Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination and added that Nathuram Godse, who murdered the Father of the Nation, was a Hindu.