Watch: The speech from Mersal that has made the TN BJP mad

Watch: The speech from Mersal that has made the TN BJP mad

If you've been following the Tamil film industry, chances are you'll have heard of a film titled Mersal, starring fan-favourite actor Vijay in the lead role.

The controversy around the film initially started when talk of the film not getting a CBFC certificate despite the release date approaching came up, which seemed to continue all the way until the end of last week when the film was released.

Now, a certain dialogue from the film has the Tamil Nadu BJP rattled. The scene in question features Vijay's character giving a public speech in front of a courthouse, detailing the motivations for his actions. In the speech, which can be seen below, Vijay's character points out how Singapore has a GST rate of 7% and the country manages to provide free medical services to its citizens, while Indians don't get that despite paying up to 28% GST and medicines are taxed 12%. He also points out how alcohol is not put under the GST system.

Not stopping there, the character goes on to tell how people have come to fear government-run hospitals, referencing the Gorakhpur incident, pointing out how a government hospital could not afford to pay for oxygen cylinders, leading to several children dying, and then moves on to another hospital where an infant died in an incubator due to a rat bite in Guntur and how another state-run hospital saw mass deaths because they did not have power backup to fall back on.

The speech can be seen below:

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