As the Tamil Nadu politics is heating up, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the South superstar Kamal Hassan on Thursday for more than an hour and also encouraged him to participate in active politics to fight against corruption and communalism. The actor said while speaking to the journalists that it was a learning experience for him to spend time with the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. He also added that they have decided to have a discussion in the nation regarding the increase in corruption and communalism.
“He has a great national profile in fighting corruption and communal-ism, and I also have a little reputation similar to that. It is educational for me to speak and ask anybody who is fighting against corruption to give me the advice to go about my endeavor,” the 62-year-old actor said. The Delhi CM was earlier received by the Kamal Hassan’s daughter Akshara Hassan at the airport. The actor met with the CM at his residence in Eldams road on Thursday afternoon. In their meeting, which lasted for more than an hour, Ashutosh, spokesperson of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Somnath Bharti took part in.
“You can guess very well what we have discussed. That way this relationship will continue. The reason why we got together and the purpose are singular… Kejriwal has a national profile of fighting corruption and communal-ism. And whoever is fighting these forces are my relatives,” the actor said.
“I have a little reputation similar to that. It is no wonder that we decided to have a dialogue on the existing situation. It is a learning experience for me and a learning curve for me. I am on an educational tourism and asking anybody who is fighting corruption and communal-ism to give me advice on how to go about in my endeavor,” he added. Talking about the point of view of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the 62-year old South superstar, the Delhi CM said that he’s in those brave people who want to fight against corruption and enter politics instead of just cursing from outside.
Being very positive for the future meets, Kejriwal said that “It is important when the country is facing strong forces of corruption and communal-ism that like-minded people talk to each other and work in tandem with each other. We had a good meeting; we exchanged ideas and spoke about the situation in Tamil Nadu and the country”. “I am very happy to learn that a large number of people of the country are against communal-ism and corruption but rarely people have the courage to speak their mind. Kamal Hassan is a man of integrity and courage. He has the courage to stick his neck out and talk about corruption and communal-ism,” Kejriwal added. The 49-year-old politician said that “A lot of people strongly feel against these things but don’t come out and express. Rather than speaking from outside, he should enter politics and fight these forces”.