Madurai/Chennai: “Tamil Nadu is peaceful. And if he (Kamal) attempts to derive mileage by disturbing peace, he will for sure will be boycotted by people and forced to face the law,” said AIADMK leader and Tamilnadu Fisheries minister D Jayakumar yesterday.
He was reacting to Makkal Needhi Maiam founder’s statement that “free India’s first extremist was a Hindu” in reference to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.
Jayakumar asked the MNM chief to express regret for his statement by warning that people would boycott him if he tried to disturb peace in Tamilnadu.
The minister also recalled that even in the aftermath of the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, there was no communal violence in the State as then Chief Minister, the late J Jayalalitha, had handled law and order with an iron fist.
“He only utters unacceptable remarks which are bound to see a reaction…he should ponder over it. People are living harmoniously, transcending religion and caste and no one should sow seeds of venom,” Jayakumar said while speaking to reporters in Madurai.
However, Congress and Dravidar Kazhagam came to the actor-politician’s defence. U Priyadarshini, MNM functionary and party’s candidate for the Perambur assembly bypoll, filed a complaint with the office of Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo, as well as with the Chennai city police, seeking action against Milk and Dairy Development Minister Rajendra Balaji for saying Kamal’s tongue should be cut off for is remarks.