Kamal Haasan's calls Nathuram Godse 'Independent India’s first terrorist', BJP lodges complaint with EC

May 13 2019 06:18 PM
Kamal Haasan's calls Nathuram Godse 'Independent India’s first terrorist', BJP lodges complaint with EC

New Delhi: Kamal Haasan recenty made a controversial remark on Nathuram Godse in which he said that the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi 'was independent India's first terrorist and a Hindu.' Now,  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BP) has taken strong objection . The saffron party has  accused Haasan of misusing religion for electoral gains.

In its complaint letter BJP said, " It is necessary to state that the statement was made deliberately in the presence of a Muslim majority crowd for electoral gain, which is clearly a corrupt practice under Section 123(3) the Representation of the People Act 1951,"

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The letter further said, "Mr. Kamal Hasaan is deliberately promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of Harmony and brotherhood, which is an offence under Section 153A of the IPC."

Asking EC to take action against the President of the Makkal Needhi Maiam, the BJP also said that any attempt to appeal to caste or communal feelings for securing votes should be dealt with strongly by the EC.

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BJP’ action cam after Haasan remarks on Godse on Sunday. He said,  "Independent India’s first terrorist was a Hindu. His name was Nathuram Godse. I’m not saying this because this is a locality with a sizeable Muslim population. I’m saying this in front of a Gandhi statue.”

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