With leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam slamming him for his ‘Hindu terrorist’ remarks, Makkal Needhi Maiam founder president Kamal Haasan has urged his party members to stay calm.
In a tweet, he said, “Dear MNM family and fans, this is an acid test for our decorum and demeanour. Do not listen to their noises and be drawn into their violence. They are extremists who are slighted by the Truth. Naalai Namadhey!”
The tweet, in which Kamal has called those who are opposed to his comments as extremists, has caused a fresh furore in Tamil Nadu political arena.
Kamal’s recent remarks, that free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu, had kicked up a political storm. 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.
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.