Chennai: After the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) compared Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan to Hafiz Saeed for his remarks on Nathuram Godse, its ally in Tamil Nadu, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) wants Haasan’s tongue to be severed for making the statement. Reacting on Kamal Haasan’s ‘first terrorist was Hindu’ remark, AIADMK leader KT Rajendra Balaji said the Haasan’s tongue should be cut off.
MNM president while campaigning for his party’s candidate in Tamil Nadu's Aravakurichi ahead of the by-elections on the four remaining assembly seats in the state, said Nathuram Godse, “India’s first terrorist was a Hindu” raising a furor.
The AIDMK leader said, “Kamal Haasan's tongue should be cut off for his remarks on Hindu terror. He made these remarks to gain votes of minorities. We can't blame the entire community for the act of one individual. EC should take action against the actor and ban his party”.
The BJP moved the Election Commission against demanding action against Kamal Haasan alleging that the latter is appeasing minorities to gain votes. The MNM chief made the comments in a Muslim-dominated area which irked the BJP. “I'm not saying this because this is a Muslim dominated area. I'm telling this because it's in front of the Gandhi statue. Independent India's first terrorist was a Hindu. His name was Nathuram Godse. It starts from there. I'm Gandhi's great-grandson,” Kamal Haasan said.
“I'm here to seek justice for that murder. I'll thump my heart and say that I'm a good Indian and any Good Indian will want the country to be peaceful and equal to all. He will always want the tricolors of the national flag to remain the same always” he added.