"Let him enter politics and we will give him a befitting reply," said Edapaddi Palanisamy.

Now TN CM Edapaddi Palanisamy goes after Kamal dares him to enter politics
news Politics Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 09:23

Following several Tamil Nadu ministers taking jibes at actor Kamal Haasan for his allegations of corruption and bad governance in the state, Chief Minister Edapaddi Palanisamy on Saturday dared the actor to enter politics, saying that he would then get a befitting reply.

“One needs to understand that he is an actor and not a politician. Let him enter politics and we will give him a befitting reply,” said Edapaddi Palanisamy, reported The Times of India.

On Wednesday, Kamal Haasan requested people of Tamil Nadu to send complaints against corruption to the ministers concerned in a digital format.

He had asked people to explain the travails faced by them due to corruption and ask questions in a respectable manner. He had also said that he would cite the corruption in the cinema field.  

Responding to the allegations by the actor, Municipal Administration Minister SP Velumani had challenged Kamal Haasan to prove the existence of corruption in the government and also asked if he was ready share the details of taxes paid by his movies.

He had also threatened to probe the actor’s tax history, to find evidence of wrongdoing. 

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D Jayakumar had also dared Kamal Haasan to enter politics.

However, DMK leader MK Stalin defended Kamal, stating that every voter had the right to criticise the ‘benami’ and ‘horse-trading’ government. AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam also supported Kamal by saying that everyone in a democracy has the right to express their views.

Last week, Law Minister CV Shanmugam accused Kamal Haasan of “going against Tamil and Indian culture” for being in a live-in relationship. 

"He has no right to talk about all this. He is struggling to make money now. He is not getting any chances in films and is a third-rate actor," said minister Shanmugam to the media in Villupuram.