Kamal Hassan regrets ‘hastily’ supporting demonetization move

Cine actor and soon to turn politician Kamal Hassan has come out with an apology to his supporters for ‘hastily’ supporting the demonetization move of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. He said that he is ready to salute PM Modi if he is willing to concede that demonetization was a mistake.

The statement comes in a column in Tamil magazine; they included “accepting mistakes and rectifying them is a sign of statesmanship.” In November, when 500 and 1,000-rupee notes were banned, Mr Haasan had tweeted “Salute Mr. Modi. This move has to be celebrated across political party lines. Most importantly by earnest tax payers.”

Two months ago, he announced that he will join politics by launching his own party, one that he says will be dedicated to ending “the corruption in a democratic system”. In a series of comments, he has made it clear that he will take on the BJP. “Saffron is not my colour,” he said recently. Over a lunch meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Chennai last month, Mr Haasan said he sought advice on how to create a political start-up. He said he admires many traits of Mr Kejriwal’s five-year-old Aam Aadmi Party, but will have no affiliation with it.

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