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.
Don't breakTN in2 a country. I promise, All India will fight 4TN in a civil war of Ahinsa.None might die but the ignorant will come alive— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 8, 2017
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.