Asaduddin Owaisi backs Haasan’s remarks on Nathuram Godse

Vastavam web: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi Tuesday came out in support of Makkal Needhi Maiyam founder Kamal Haasan’s remarks on Nathuram Godse and asked what else should a person who killed Mahatma Gandhi be called, if not a terrorist.

“The one who killed Mahatma Gandhi, whom we regard as Father of the Nation, what do we call him? We call him Mahatma or ‘rakshas’ (demon)? Call him terrorist or assassin?” he said.

“If not calling the person who killed Bapu as terrorist, what else you call him?” he told reporters here.

Haasan has said independent India’s first “extremist was a Hindu”– Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi, stoking a controversy with the BJP on Monday asserting that an “assassin” is very different from a terrorist.

Asked about criticism against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as to why he talked about late Rajiv Gandhi’s visit on warship INS Virat after many years, Owaisi asked why did the ‘Canadian citizen’ (actor Akshay Kumar) who interviewed Modi go on a ship.

“Why did he go? Canadian citizen has gone. Will you not say anything,” he said.