Actor Kamal Haasan says people must be incorruptible amid TN’s political crisis | india-news | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Sep 23, 2017-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Actor Kamal Haasan says people must be incorruptible amid TN’s political crisis

The political turmoil in Tamil Nadu has prompted veteran actor Kamal Haasan to urge people to become “incorruptible” themselves rather than blaming politicians.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2017 23:25 IST
PTI
Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan
Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan (PTI File )

The political turmoil in Tamil Nadu has prompted veteran actor Kamal Haasan to exhort people to become “incorruptible” themselves rather than blaming politicians.

In a series of tweets, the 62-year-old actor said the entire country is with the state in the ongoing stand-off between AIADMK leaders O Panneerselvam and VK Sasikala.

“We’ve wasted our freedom years gambling our franchise on wrong and corrupt politicians. Let’s stop blaming them. Lets become incorruptible,” Haasan posted.

A political turmoil was triggered in the state after caretaker chief minister Panneerselvam revolted against the ruling party general secretary Sasikala, saying he forced to resign in support of her. He also said she had no powers to sack him as party treasurer considering she herself was elected on a temporary basis in view of the extraordinary situation after former party leader and chief minister Jayalalithaa’s demise.

Amid the row, 131 MLAs attended a meeting held by Sasikala to discuss the fallout of the revolt by Panneerselvam.

Also read | How VK Sasikala plotted her way to the top of Tamil Nadu politics