CHENNAI: Projects like Chennai-Salem Expressway should not be “forced” on the people, said actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Thursday, taking a stand that is opposite to that of his contemporary Rajinikanth.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the Makkal Needhi Maiam president sought to know whether there was no alternative route to the proposed one. Haasan said, “People should first be consulted. Many political leaders have expressed their opposition to the project. People cannot be compelled to accept the project”.
Rajinikanth, on the other hand, had said such big projects would lead to the development of the country and result in the creation of jobs. He had also wanted the government to adequately compensate people who would lose their lands to the Green Corridor.