Chennai, May 16: Amid ongoing controversy over his Hindu terrorist remark on Nathuram Godse, slippers were thrown at Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan on Wednesday evening. Kamal Haasan was campaigning in Tirupparankundram assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu's Madurai when slippers were hurled at him allegedly by workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
According to the police complaint, workers of BJP and Hanuman Sena, threw slippers towards the stage when Kamal Haasan was addressing the crowd. The slippers missed Haasan and fell on the crowd, said police. Kamal Haasan has been facing flak for calling 'Hindu' Nathuram Godse, who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in 1947, independent India's first terrorist.
Speaking at an election rally on Sunday for his party candidate in Aravakurichi Assembly constituency where by-elections will be held on May 19, Kamal Haasan said: "The first extremist of independent India was a Hindu -- Nathuram Godse. It all started from there." Despite facing criticism, he reiterated his remarks in Thiruparankundram Assembly constituency on Wednesday.
Haasan said: "In Aravakuruchi I said independent India's first extremist was a Hindu. It is a historical truth." Haasan said some people were getting angry over his remark. He said all his family members were Hindus and he would not talk in any manner to hurt their feelings. According to him, people without listening fully to his speech at Aravakurichi were alleging that he was creating enmity amongst communities. 'Terrorism Symbol of Struggle And Sacrifice': Madhya Pradesh BJP Chief Rakesh Singh Makes Major Gaffe - Watch Video.
Haasan said the truth will always be bitter and that bitterness will turn into medicine. Reacting to Haasan's remarks, Tamil Nadu Minister for Milk and Dairy Development K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji said the actor-politician's tongue should be cut. Meanwhile, Haasan has applied for an anticipatory bail in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court as a case has been registered against him.