BJP takes offence to Kamal Haasan's Hindu terror remark

BJP takes offence to Kamal Haasan's Hindu terror remark

BJP takes offence to Kamal Haasan's Hindu terror remark

Kamal Haasan is trying to join the ranks of Congress leader P Chidambaram and Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed, who malign Hindu community for Muslim appeasement, the BJP has said.

Hitting out at the actor for his "Hindu terror" remark in his weekly column in a Tamil magazine, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said Haasan is possibly angling to become the extension of the Congress party.

"There has been a tendency in this country we have seen in the past decade how Sonia Gandhi-Rahul Gandhi led Congress party drew a strategy of maligning the Indian society and Hindu community only to appease the Muslim vote bank," Rao told a news agency.

"It was done by the former home minister P Chidambaram and Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde -saying it on the floor of Parliament that there is Hindu terror in this country.

"When Kamal Haasan makes similar comments, he is actually joining the ranks of P Chidambaram and Hafiz Saeed," Rao said, wondering how Haasan had turned a blind eye to the 'Red terror' perpetrated by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala.

He also accused Haasan of approaching the issue from a narrow perspective and indulging in cheap politics, which, he hoped, people of Tamil Nadu would reject.

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