Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lodged a complaint against Kamal Hassan for his remark that the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, Nathuram Godse was the “India’s Independence first terrorist and was a Hindu.”
Kamal Hassan addressed an election rally in Aravakurichi Assembly constituency on Sunday where he made the remarks that independent “India’s first terrorist was a Hindu. His name was Nathuram Godse. I’m not saying this is a locality with a sizable Muslim population. I am saying this in front of a Gandhi statue.”
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused Kamal Hassan of misusing religion for electoral gains and said that he made attempts to influence the community to vote in favor of him by using an anti-Hindu slogan.
The BJP added in a letter today election commission that the statement made by Kamal Haasan was deliberately in the presence of Muslim majority crowd for an electoral gain which is a corrupt practice under section 123 (3) The Representation of the People act 1951. The letter added that “Kamal Haasan is deliberately promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion and doing the acts prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony and brotherhood in the society which is an offense under section 153 A of the Indian Penal Code.”
The BJP in its letter made clear that any attempt to appeal to caste or communal feeling for securing votes for the election should be dealt with strong contempt by the Election Commission.