Chennai: Tamil Nadu Minister for Milk and Dairy Development K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji on Monday said actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s tongue should be chopped for saying the first terrorist of independent India was a Hindu.
Speaking to reporters in Thoothukudi, Bhalaji said Haasan’s tongue should be cut for saying that as terrorism does not have any religion.
Bhalaji said Haasan made the remark to gain the votes of minorities in Aravakuruchi Assembly constituency where a bye-election is to be held on May 19.
The Minister said Haasan spews venom and wondered why he was doing that.
Haasan’s party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) should be banned and the Election Commission should take action, Bhalaji added.
Campaigning for his party candidate on Sunday, Haasan has said: “The first terrorist of independent India was a Hindu — Nathuram Godse.”
Godse shot dead Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948 in New Delhi. “I am here to question that killing,” Haasan said.
Published on: May 13, 2019 at 20:23 IST