Tamil Nadu

Security beefed up at Kamal’s residence

Security has been enhanced at Makkal Needhi Maiam leader Kamal Haasan’s residence and the party office at Alwarpet in the wake of the controversy over his comments on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.

The actor-politician has cancelled campaign events in Aravakurichi and Ottapidaram constituencies, where bypolls are due on May 19.

Mr. Haasan’s remarks drew strong criticism as well as support from different groups. Dairy Minister K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji had said Mr. Haasan’s tongue should be cut off for making such comments.

“On Tuesday, following an input that a few Hindu outfits were planning to protest outside his residence and party office, security was enhanced,” said a senior police officer. A patrol vehicle has been stationed here round-the-clock. Adequate number of police personnel have been deployed to his residence in Neelankarai, he added.

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