Kamal Haasan appeared to move a step closer to taking the political plunge when the acclaimed actor-director on Tuesday escalated his attack on Tamil Nadu government. The award winning actor-director, who had earlier targetted state minsters, asked why nobody was demanding that Chief Minister EP Palaniswami quit.
"If one state's Chief Minister should resign for a mishap and corruption under his government, how come no party calls for resignation in TN (Tamil Nadu). Enough crimes done," Mr Haasan tweeted in his Independence Day message.
Aadhaar will be required to obtain death certificates from October 1 to curb identity fraud, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Friday, but as confusion swirled, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) explained late in the evening that the directive was not mandatory.
The PIB issued a fresh release and referred to a news agency report, calling it totally incorrect, and saying that the directive was not mandatory. The PIB said that the MHA press release is self-explanatory, and did not add anything further.