Kamal Haasan must study for a century to define a Hindu: Giriraj Singh

The BJP MP also said that Haasan should not be afraid of getting arrested 'because he is Muslim'.

Published: 18th May 2019 06:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2019 07:01 PM   |  A+A-

(L) Kamal Haasan, (R) Giriraj Singh. (Photo| PTI)


PATNA: Kamal Haasan knows nothing about Hinduism and he should instead try defining the Muslims, said Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday.

"Kamal Haasan needs to define a Muslim to be identified as an intelligent person. To define a Hindu, he will have to read and study for at least a hundred years. He is trying to play politics and hopes to become a stalwart through these measures, but it won't help him," Singh said while talking to reporters here.

The BJP MP also said that Haasan should not be afraid of getting arrested "because he is Muslim."

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Earlier this week, the actor-turned-politician courted controversy when he called Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse, the first Hindu terrorist in independent India, irking some Hindu outfits.

His party, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) later issued a clarification saying that the remark was taken out of context.

The statement by the actor-turned-politician, however, snowballed into a major controversy when BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, Pragya Singh Thakur termed Godse a 'deshbhakt' (patriot).

Haasan on Saturday said that the word "Hindu" is of foreign origin and not native to India. 

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  • R.Banerjee

    If Kamal' sense of hinduism is a big zero then Giriraj's sense of hinduism is a divastating negative... ....
    6 months ago reply
  • MK

    Who the hell are you to comment about muslims? We didn't told him to give this statement then how can you bark like this?
    6 months ago reply
  • Sunder

    If this man or Modi or Amit Shah is the model of a Hindu
    6 months ago reply
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