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TN BJP protest against Mekedatu dam is a double act, Kamal Haasan

- August 3, 2021

Chennai, August 3(BPNS)

South Indian megastar turned politician and president of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), Kamal Haasan has said that the Tamil Nadu BJP opposing the construction of Mekedatu dam by Karnataka state over the River Cauvery is a double act.

Speaking to reporters in Coimbatore, the superstar said,” As an actor who has played double roles in more than 25 films, I can easily spot someone who is playing a double action role and this is one such act.”

The veteran actor charged that the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka units of the BJP are puppets in the hands of the Central BJP.

Kamal Haasan likened BJP to East India Company and said that the suggestion for Kongu Nadu has not come from the people of the area but from the North Indian Company- BJP which wants to privatize the resources. The MNM president said that the demand for Kongu Nadu is not a political slogan.

The actor politician lashed out against the central government on the Pegasus snooping issue and said that the huge protests taking place in parliament during the monsoon session is a reflection of the people’s ire against the snooping issue. Kamal Haasan said that the government has no business in snooping into people’s lives and said that there should not be any surveillance in the country.

He said that it would be better not to demolish the memorial of the architect of Mullaperiyar dam, John Pennycuick for the Kalaignar Karunanidhi memorial library coming up in Madurai.

The MNM president said that the DMK government was doing its best in handling Covid -19 cases but added that it was not enough and said that the MNM was in the state to remind that to the government.