Nathuram Ghodse was Independent India’s first terrorist and was Hindu: Kamal Hasan
Referring to the Gandhi assassination, Kamal Hasan, actor-politician on Sunday in an election rally at said, “I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it (terrorism, apparently) starts,” he said.
Kamal Haasan’s remarks made during his campaign seeking votes for Mohanraj, the Makkal Needhi Maiam’s candidate for the May 19 by-polls to Aravakurichi assembly constituency in Karur district, blew up into a major political row with the BJP demanding his arrest.
Understanding the backlash, Kamal Hasan is understood to have cancelled his campaign meetings in the constituency scheduled for the Monday and Tuesday. Speaking at the campaign meeting in a Muslim-dominated area on Sunday night.
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He further took a dig at BJP and said that they are trying to change the ethos of nation. The actor-politician said that attempts being made to drive a wedge between people on the basis of religion and caste should be defeated.
In her statement condemning Kamal Haasan’s statement, Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan said the actor had no locus standi to talk about Gandhi, who led a principled and disciplined life. “Everyone knows Kamal Haasan had never followed any discipline in his life. How can he invoke Gandhi? He is enacting drama (to gain sympathy) in politics,” she said and demanded action against him for his statement.
BJP spokesman Narayanan Thirupathy demanded Kamal Haasan’s arrest for trying to “create enmity between two religions.” “Communal Kamal Haasan should express regret for his remarks and apologise. Abusing Hindu religion in front of Muslim voters is nothing begging for votes,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I said terrorism is wrong. No religion would accept violence be it Hinduism or Islam. No religion professes violence and true Muslims present in this gathering would accept this. These Muslims will vouch that terrorism is not their way. They will swear on the holy book they believe in (Quran) that love is their way,” Kamal Haasan said.