The actor who has floated the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party, had filed the petition after the police registered a complaint against him following a controversial election campaign speech.
On Sunday, at the Aravakuruchi Assembly constituency, Haasan, while campaigning for his party candidate, said about the killer of Mahatma Gandhi: "The first extremist of independent India was a Hindu -- Nathuram Godse. It all started from there."
The statement drew angry responses from the BJP.
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