Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday lashed out at actor-cum-politician Kamal Haasan and criticised him for his 'political ambitions'. Speaking to the media, Palaniswami said, "Why didn't he (Kamal) contest in the by-polls which happened, he is a big leader, right? How many votes did he get in the Parliamentary elections? These are all planned." Furthermore, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said, "He has become old, he must be around 65 years old. Hence, there are no opportunities in the film industry for him."
Earlier, actor Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth had criticized the leadership crisis and the government's performance in the state of Tamil Nadu. Reacting to that, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, K Palaniswami stated, "Everyone has got their rights to start a political party, but criticising others is not acceptable. He does not know what politics it at all. We are in politics since 1974, climbed step by step and reached this place."
Earlier, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu had also criticised actor Rajnikanth stating that "the actor should first enter the field before commenting on the political scenario." Reacting to it, Ganesan’s fans issued a statement in this regard. According to reports, the Sivaji Fans' Association said, "Edappadi K Palaniswami said actor-turned-politician will meet the fate of Sivaji Ganesan, whose political foray was not much of a success, is condemnable. When the Congress and the AIADMK were in an alliance, Sivaji Ganesan had campaigned for the AIADMK and made the party win. It would be great if someone conveys the same to the Chief Minister." They further added that, "A person who literally fell on someone’s feet to become the Chief Minister has no moral ground to talk ill about Sivaji Ganesan who had so much self-respect."