Kamal Hassan is part of a campaign against cash for votes. The Tamil Nadu state election commission has roped in the Universal Star to encourage public participation in the world's biggest democratic exercise.
A video of Kamal Hassan conveying his message has been shot in
Tamil and English and released to media. In the short video, the
actor says that selling your votes is like selling your self
respect. One should take part in the electoral process without fear
and cast vote according to his/her conscious.
Kamal Hassan says, "Remember. Selling your vote is like selling
your self respect. Vote without fear. Vote for democracy. Vote
according to your conscious. Jai hind." The clip will be telecast
in Arasu cable and other private cable networks across the state.
It will also be played in film theatres.
Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar has said that public
should not take money from politicians to cast their votes. Both
paying and receiving are punishable offence. Apart from Kamal
Hassan, the state election commission has roped in cricketer Dinesh
Karthik for the same.