Stones and eggs were thrown by two persons at the dais where actor-politician Kamal Haasan addressed an election rally at Aravakuruchi in Tamil Nadu. The two, who were taken into custody by the police, threw stones and eggs at Haasan when he was coming down the dais after addressing an election rally on Thursday. Cadres of Haasan’s party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) attacked the two persons before police intervened and took the two to safety.
The actor turned politician later tweeted that “Dear MNM family and fans, this is an acid test for our decorum and demeanor. Do not listen to their noises and be drawn into their violence. They are extremists who are slighted by the Truth. Naalai Namadhey (tomorrow is ours)!” The attack on Haasan follows the slipper thrown at him at Thiruparankundram at a poll rally.
The attacks follow after Kamal had stated that the first terrorist of India was Nathuram Godse. Kamal had said the term ‘Hindu’ was given by Mughals or by the others who had ruled India, even though the identity ‘Indian’ is of recent origin, it will live long. It is a wrong choice of commercial politics and spiritualism to restrict our vast nation into a religion”.