Superstar Rajinikanth has said he did not want to comment on his friend and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder president Kamal Haasan’s comment that independent India’s first terrorist was a Hindu.
Rajini, who took a break from the shoot of his upcoming film Darbar and returned to Chennai from Mumbai on Monday night, was asked by the media about Kamal’s controversial remarks.
“I don’t want to comment about this,” was the superstar’s terse reply. 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.”
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.