Kamal Haasan virtually demands Tamil Nadu CM’s resignation
Actor Kamal Haasan, who has been critical of AIADMK of late, said unless there was independence from corruption ‘we are all slaves’.india Updated: Aug 15, 2017 17:52 IST
Actor Kamal Haasan fired a fresh salvo at the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday virtually calling for chief minister K Palaniswami’s resignation over alleged corruption.
In a series of tweets, he also invited people “who are brave enough” to take a vow for a new freedom struggle, apparently against corruption.
“If one state’s CM should resign for a mishap & corruption under his govt. How come no party calls for resignation in TN. Enough crimes done,” Haasan said without naming anyone.
He was apparently referring to the demands by the Congress for the resignation of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath over the deaths of more than 60 children in a government-run hospital in Gorakhpur.
The national award winning actor-director has been critical of the AIADMK of late, alleging corruption in its government, drawing the ire of ministers.
Palaniswami and his cabinet colleagues had hit out at the actor for his remarks and dared him to substantiate his charges following which he had asked his fans to lodge complaints about corruption through social media.
While Palaniswami had asked Haasan to join politics to elicit response from the government, several of his ministerial colleagues had hit out at the actor asking among other things what his contribution was to the society.
Haasan also said unless there was independence from corruption “we are all slaves”.
“Those who are brave enough to take a vow for a new freedom struggle, come we will win,” he said.
The ‘Vishwaroopam’ star said his aim was for a better Tamil Nadu and described both DMK, AIADMK and parties as tools, saying other options should be found if such tools become ‘blunt’.
“My aim is a better Tamil Nadu. Who dares to strengthen my voice? DMK AIADMK & parties R tools to help. If those tools R blunt find others,” he said.
Haasan had recently shared the dais with DMK working president MK Stalin at a function organised by the party in Chennai.
First Published: Aug 15, 2017 17:52 IST