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Kamal Haasan's new theory on Nathuram Godse a 'flop story', says Shiv Sena

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The on Monday slammed actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan's comments on Nathuram Godse, saying his theory is a "flop story" and a "useless statement".

"is a very But his theory (on Nathuram Godse) is a flop story. People do not have sympathy for Hindus will not tolerate it when their religion is linked with terrorism. There is no difference between and It is a useless statement just to gain publicity," told reporters here.

Haasan, the of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) had stirred a controversy by saying that the "first terrorist in independent was a Hindu", referring to Godse, the man who assassinated

"I am not saying this because many Muslims are here. I am saying this in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue. The first terrorist in independent is a Hindu. His name is Nathuram Godse," Haasan said while campaigning in Tamil Nadu's Aravakurichi assembly constituency on Sunday.

Haasan's comments drew widespread condemnation from other leaders across leaders of BJP and Hindu outfits.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 16:03 IST