Vastavam web: Makkal Needhi Maiyam founder Kamal Haasan’s tongue should be cut off for saying that free India’s “first extremist was a Hindu”, Tamil Nadu Minister K T Rajenthra Bhalaji said Monday.
Bhalaji, a senior AIADMK leader, also sought a ban on MNM for “sowing violence” and demanded that the Election Commission of India act against Haasan.
“His tongue should be cut of..he has said (free India’s first extremist) was a Hindu. Extremism has no religion, neither Hindu nor Muslim nor Christian,” the State Minister for Milk and Dairy Development told reporters here and accused Haasan of “acting” to garner minority votes. “He is acting and making such remarks to garner minority votes…,” he said.
Earlier, Haasan had stoked a controversy by saying free India’s first “extremist was a Hindu” — Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.
His remarks drew condemnation from the BJP which accused him of indulging in “divisive politics” but found the backing of the Congress and Dravidar Kazhagam.