Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Sunday took digs at DMK president MK Stalin and Rajinikanth.
At the Rotaract Annual District Conference held in Tamil Nadu capital Chennai, Kamal Haasan said Gram Sabha is there for decades and only after he started holding such meetings in villages in Tamil Nadu that others started copying it.
The founder of the Makkal Needhi Maiam party was obliquely referring to DMK president MK Stalin and others holding Gram Sabha meetings.
“Are you not ashamed of copying from a small boy?” he said.
At another point, Kamal Haasan said he cannot be wearing a torn shirt, and even if his shirt gets torn in the assembly, he would wear another shirt.
Kamal Haasan said this in another thinly veiled reference to Mr Stalin, who came out of the Tamil Nadu Assembly in torn shirt on Sunday when the AIADMK government led by Chief Minister K Palaniswami sought vote of confidence.
Similarly, Kamal Haasan, when questioned about his decision to contest the Lok Sabha elections, said, “After oiling one’s body and slapping of thighs, one should not back out from the wrestling field saying he would come the next day.”
If that happens then one would become a laughing stock, Kamal Haasan added.
On Sunday, actor Rajinikanth announced his decision not to contest in the Lok Sabha election. He also said he would not support any party.