In the recent times, actor cum politician Sarath Kumar received ire from general public for promoting an online rummy brand. Known for promoting fitness and healthy lifestyle through his movies and real life, the All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi leader’s decision of promoting a rummy brand created a political storm. Political parties across party lines have been demanding a ban on online rummy while actor Sarath Kumar who is also into politics promoting a rummy brand didn’t go well with the public.
Addressing a press conference after a party meeting yesterday, Sarath Kumar asked the government to ban online rummy and he will continue to act as it is his profession. He said the government should ban pornography, alcohol, and online rummy. He said Dhoni and Virat Kohli continue to act in fantasy cricket and no one has objection on it.
He said alcohol is injurious to health and no one is demanding to ban it. “Everyone must have self control including on online rummy.”
The State government may promulgate an Ordinance soon to ban online games involving betting and gambling and may regulate games that are addictive in nature by restricting the time and money spent on them by users. It has been more than two months since the Justice K Chandru committee submitted a report in favour of a ban. The government received more than 11,000 responses on a call seeking to public responses last month.