Chennai: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan on Friday said that he feels the quality of polity is going down.
While talking to media, Haasan said, “I don't feel threatened. Every religion has its own terrorist, we cannot claim that we are sanctimonious. History shows that all religions have their extremists.”
The actor-turned-politican recently stirred a controversy with his comment that "free India's first extremist was a Hindu", a reference to Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi.
When asked about the protests over his remark, Hasan said he was not afraid of being arrested. “Let them arrest me. If they do that, it will only create more problems. It is not a warning but only a piece of advice.”
On Wednesday, footwear was thrown during the actor's bypoll campaign at Thirupparankundram in Madurai.
Haasan had last night taken to Twitter to urge his supporters to stay calm. He wrote, “"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! (Tomorrow belongs to us).”