Chennai: Kamal Haasan’s remark about independent India’s first extremist being a Hindu has sent shockwaves across the nation and several politicos are slamming the actor-turned-politician.

BJP state president of Tamil Nadu, Tamilisai Soundararajan had questioned how the president of Makkal Needhi Maiam could make such statements.

She said Godse was found guilty and hanged. “How can you link it to religion,” she asked.

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Following suit was BJP national secretary H Raja who also lashed out at Kamal Haasan for defending his Godse statement in his poll campaign speech on Wednesday.

Raja questioned what Kamal had to say about the rape and murder of thousands of Hindu women during the partition.


“Is he (Kamal) aware of a place called Pallapatti in Tamil Nadu, where the Jamath had issued a diktat to the Hindu men stating they should not venture out in the evening between 6 and 8, when Muslim women go out shopping?" Raja asked.

He said, "Even now, there is no police station at Pallapatti and if people need to make a complaint, they must approach the Jamath.”

Raja questioned if Kamal Haasan would ever come out in support of Ramalingam who was murdered by Muslim men in Thirubhuvanam for allegedly opposing conversion.

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H Raja further stated that Kamal saw a handful of Muslims and in order to garner their votes made such baseless statements.

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Kamal Haasan on Sunday, during an election rally said, “Independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu,” referring to Nathuram Godse, who was hanged to death for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.

Kamal Haasan was at the receiving end of backlash after his statements. An FIR had been filed against him. He has now moved the Madras high court seeking anticipatory bail.