Congress daily attacks actor Suresh Gopi for ‘pro-saffron’ tilt

Friday, Jan 16, 2015,22:20 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | The official daily of Congress in Kerala today made a no-holds-barred attack on Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi for his recent controversial speech in which he reportedly exhorted Hindus to work for removing hurdles in the way of the Vizhinjam Harbour project.
In a sharply-worded editorial today, the daily, ‘Veekshnam’, alleged that Suresh Gopi’s recent posturings and statements betrayed his eagerness to please the leaders of the BJP and affiliates. There is nothing wrong in film stars entering politics. But it is dangerous if they spew communal venom to secure their goals, the Congress daily said.
Known for his angry-young-man roles in many Malayalam blockbusters, Suresh Gopi had recently lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This has been widely interpreted as signs of him moving close to the BJP.
While addressing a demonstration at Vizhinjam near here, the actor had reportedly stated that the Hindu community in the area should come out for removing hurdles in the way of the mega port project, apparently alluding to the campaign against it by local resistance groups with the support of the church.