Chennai: Days after creating a row with his Hindu terrorist remark, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan reiterated on Wednesday that independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu.
Campaigning in Thiruparankundram Assembly constituency for his party candidate contesting in May 19 by-election, Haasan said: “In Aravakuruchi I said independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu. It is an historical truth.”
Haasan said some people were getting angry over his remark.
Haasan 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.
He said truth will always be bitter and that bitterness will turn into medicine.
On Sunday, at the Aravakuruchi Assembly constituency, Haasan, while campaigning for his party candidate, said about the killer of Mahatma Gandhi: “The first extremist of independent India was a Hindu — Nathuram Godse. It all started from there.”
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 anticipatory bail in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court as a case has been registered against him for his Avarakuruchi speech.