Kamal Haasan praises Pinarayi for appointing non-Brahmin priests
Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Monday hailed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for appointing 36 non-Brahmin priests to serve in temples administered by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB).
"Bravo Travancore Devaswom Board. Salute to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for appointing 36 non-Brahmin priests. Periyar's dream realised," Haasan tweeted.
Last week, Kerala appointed 62 priests to serve in temples administered by the TDB. Out of the 62, 36 were non-Brahmins of which six were dalit candidates.
Bravo Travancore Dewasom board.Salute to Kerala CM Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan.4 appointing 36 non-Brahmin priests. Periar's dream realized— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) October 9, 2017
Last month, Kamal Haasan met Pinarayi in Kerala and discussed about the political situation in Tamil Nadu. After the meeting, the "Dasavatharam" actor said his colour was definitely not saffron, amid rumours that he will form a political party on his birthday on November 7.
Earlier, Stalin and Vaiko had come forward hailing the Kerala government’s move to appoint non-Brahmin priests under Travancore Devaswom Board. DMK Working President Stalin tweeted that the decision was historical, while MDMK leader Vaiko sent a letter to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan lauding him for the decision. He also opined that the movement of Kerala government is truly a leading light to other states.