Tamil outfit stages protest against Rajinikanth's entry into politics

Tamil outfit stages protest against Rajinikanth's entry into politics

The statements by Rajinikanth had sparked off a series of debates about his possible political entry, reminding of the similar hysteria in 1996 when he openly defied the then Chief Minister, late J Jayalalithaa, asking people to vote against her government.

The actor had on Friday reiterated his Tamil identity, calling himself a "Pachchai Tamizhan" observing that he had spent 22 years in Karnataka, but had spent 44 years in Tamil Nadu. "As a friend who has known him for 35-40 years what I think is he will not join any national or regional party".

Even as his speech is making waves across the nation, Rajinikanth is now busy preparing to start shooting for his film with Pa Ranjith, which will go on the floors this week. The protest came against the backdrop of the superstar dropping hints over the past week that he could take the plunge into politics, a move that has been a matter of intense speculation for years. "I'm sure he would do lots of good things".

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Even BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said Rajinikanth doesn't have knowledge.

For the unversed, actor-turned-politician Sarath Kumar, in the past, labeled Rajinikanth an "outsider" Kannadiga, who stepped into Tamil Nadu to find work.

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"Entry of stars has ruined what Kamaraj did for TN and abolished the foundation on which it was built". The last time we discussed politics, he said he was not fit for it. Last week, the superstar said he would join politics if "God wants me to". "If I have to live anywhere in this world that will be in Tamil Nadu", said Rajinikanth.

The fans also criticised Seeman, leader of another Tamil outfit which had opposed Rajinikanth, and attempted to burn his effigy. "I am a pure Tamil now", he told his fans.

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