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Kamal Haasan claims fans ‘exposed’ supply of ‘rotten eggs’ under govt scheme

In July, the actor had asked his fans to use social media to lodge complaints about corruption.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2017 10:21 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, Chennai
Kamal Haasan
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Stepping up attack on the AIADMK (Amma) government over alleged corruption, actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday claimed his fans have “exposed” the supply of “rotten eggs” to daycare centres in Perambalur district in Tamil Nadu.

Haasan’s claim comes days after state Finance Minister D Jayakumar’s poser to the actor, who had levelled allegations of corruption against the Tamil Nadu government, on what welfare measure he had taken for the people of the state through his fan clubs.

“Perambalur expose of rotten eggs given to children deserves praise. Pls consult our in house lawyers be4 exposing crime. Dont break laws (sic),” the national award-winning actor tweeted.

The actor’s fans had in July reportedly made visits to some ‘anganwadi’ centres and found ‘rotten’ eggs being supplied there.

Meanwhile, the district administration has said an inquiry will be conducted into the matter.

District Collector V Santha told PTI that strict quality control rules were in place for supply of eggs along with a replacement mechanism where it warranted.

Ever since Kamal Haasan had made allegations of corruption in the government, he has been targeted by the ruling dispensation, with Chief Minister K Palaniswami himself asking the national award winning actor to take the political plunge to get proper response.

Jayakumar, a senior leader in the AIADMK (Amma) camp, had on July 30 sought to know what welfare activities the actor had taken up for the people of the state during the 2004 tsunami tragedy and the devastating floods of 2015.

The actor had last month asked his fans to use social media to lodge complaints about corruption.

Local Administration Minister SP Velumani had sought proof of Haasan’s allegations and had asked if the actor was ready to furnish tax details of his films.

The opposition parties, including DMK, have backed Haasan and urged the government to respond to his charges of corruption rather than ‘targeting’ him.

First Published: Aug 02, 2017 09:54 IST

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