Chennai has witnessed the most fierce rains in the past 100 years. It sent the city into a state of turmoil and unrest. But, how many of us know that the system is also held responsible for city’s present condition? Kamal Haasan, who was not majorly affected with the floods, expressed his distress over the state’s civic management.
Chennai has been facing criticism for its poor civil administration for which Kamal lashed out the ruling party calling them self-appointed Gods. In an interview with Firstpost, Kamal said “The entire system has collapsed. It will take Chennai months to get back to normal even when the rains stop. Where is all of the taxpayer’s money going? I don’t take black money. I pay my taxes. What is being done for me and my people with my hard-earned money?”
Slamming the people in power, Kamal was distressed with the government stretching its arms out for donations. Kamal has always been known for speaking on social issues. Frustrated, he said “I am truly sad and sick. I feel guilty for my being in a comfortable home. I earn very little compared to the government. But now when our state is in distress they are asking for donations to do what we appointed the government to do. All this drama of rich and poor is a farce, though. The politicians give a damn about social equality as long as they remain in power.”