Chennai: Responding to Kamal Haasan’s interview to a website in which the actor pointed out that the relief work was not satisfactory and also questioned about the tax money people are paying to the government for better service, Finance minister O. Pannnerselvam on Saturday said that he has crossed his limits without realising the damage that Tamil Nadu has suffered due to the deluge.
In a statement, Panneerselvam said that the capital city, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur have received an unprecedented record rainfall, But the actor who is not in his senses has questioned the government on monsoon relief. Calling Kamal a ‘Karutthu Kandasamy, Panneerselvam said the actor was speaking as if he knew everything but he actually didn’t know the field situation on the ground. May be in cinemas, where he is a hero, there can be a single scene or a song where the actor can handle a disaster, but in reality handling a disaster is not that easy. Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has mooted the official machinery on rescue and relief, but without understanding what is a disaster, the actor has commented.
“If he wants to understand the disaster, Kamal should watch his own film Anbe Sivam, noted Panneer-selvam. Sharing statistics on the relief works executed by the government, the minister condemned the actor and termed his interview as frivolous, misleading aimed to get political mileage, without benefitting any flood hit victim. He also said that hundreds of volunteers, army and NGOs are staying with the government in addressing the disaster and Telegu actors like Allu Arjun on his twitter has announced `25 lakh for CM relief, but what has Kamal did, Panneerselvam questioned.
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