Actor Kamal Haasan, who has been questioning the Tamil Nadu Government over corruption, has now received support from unexpected quarters. Former Delhi Chief Ministerial candidate for the BJP and Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has told ToI that anyone who questions corruption must be protected.
Following the actor's claim that corruption exists in all departments of the TN government, he received threats from multiple ministers, ranging from a tax audit to arrest. Following this, DMK working President MK Stalin dared the Government to arrest him too as he has been alleging the same.
"Anyone who raises their voice against corruption should be protected. In fact, everyone should raise the voice against it (corruption) after all, they (the state's ministers) are stealing money from the people's pocket," said Kiran Bedi, who was in the city to inaugurate a civil services academy of Chinmaya Mission.
The IPS (retired) officer has also been very vocal in her support for the former deputy general of prisons (Karnataka) D Roopa, who exposed the alleged perks given to AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala in the Bengaluru Central jail.
Actor Kamal Haasan meanwhile continues to take on the state Government. After urging people to write to respective departments with proof of corruption, he has in his latest tweet told the government to step aside if they cannot curb dengue in the state.
A high school drop out may not perceive Neet problem.But Dengu i know My child almost died of it. Work on it TN Govt. If unable move aside— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) July 20, 2017
Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D. Jayakumar told reporters in Chennai on Monday that Kamal Haasan should enter politics "if he has the guts".
On Kamal's comments about corruption in Tamil Nadu government departments, Jayakumar said the actor is indulging in mudslinging and they will not keep quiet.
Kamal however said he had already entered the political arena the day he had voiced his opposition to Hindi imposition, either knowingly or unknowingly.