BJP slams Kamal for Hindu terrorist remark

State unit president of BJP, Tamilisai Soundararajan, has said Election Commission should take tough action on Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan for his remarks on ‘Hindu Terror’ at a campaign event.

In a statement, she said, “Kamal Haasan had stated at a campaign in a Muslim-populated area yesterday that the first terror act after Independence in the country was unleashed by a Hindu, while referring about Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. To seek votes in name of religion is condemnable.”

Stating that Kamal Haasan has been involving in dirty politics, she wanted to know why he has not spoken a word about ‘terror’ unleashed recently in the neighbouring country by a few Islamic forces.

Tamilisai urged the Election Commission of India to take action against him for his dangerous remarks.

Kamal Haasan kicked up a fresh controversy, saying free India’s first “terrorist was a Hindu,” referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.

He said he was one of those proud Indians who desires an India with equality and where the three colours in the tricolour, an obvious reference to different faiths, remained intact.

“I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it starts,” he added.

Stating that he had come here “seeking answers for that murder,” he added: Good Indians desire for equality and want the three colours in the tricolour to remain intact. I am a good Indian, will proudly proclaim that.”