Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday said that he is a true Tamilian. He said this while interacting with his fans in Chennai. The superstar said that he had lived in Karnataka for 23 years and Tamil Nadu for 43 years. Rajinikanth said though he hails from Karnataka, fans have welcomed him and made him true Tamilian. Meanwhile, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has lashed out at Rajinikanth, saying the matinee icon should stay out of politics as he neither has the idea nor the qualifications to be a Chief Minister and added that he is a scatterbrain. Swamy also underlined that he never said Rajinikanth is not a Tamilian. Swamy also said Rajinikanth’s true Tamilian remark was not directed against him but for DMK.
A few days ago, Swamy had attacked superstar Rajinikanth over reports of his joining politics. According to an India Today report, Swamy advised Rajinikanth to stay out of politics. He explained why by adding that ‘Rajini’s sense of politics is very bad’, and went on to underline that by saying the superstar is ‘not well educated.’
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Notably, Rajinikanth yesterday had declined to answer any political questions, amid speculation over his possible political plunge. “Please don’t ask political questions,” he said when reporters asked him about his recent comments on entering politics, according to PTI report.
Expressing joy over meeting his fans after an eight-year gap, the actor said the next round of meeting with his fans will be finalised in the coming days.
Asked what message he had for his fans, the 66-year-old superstar said, “take care of your family. Give up all vices.”
The actor had given the same advice to fans on Monday, asking them not to touch cigarettes and alcohol.
He had said he had no desire to join politics, but if he did, he would show the door to all “money-minded” people.
“My life is in the hands of God. I’m not sure what he has in store for me. But I will always perform the duty that he bestows on me. So, don’t feel disappointed if I don’t enter politics,” he had told his fans in Chennai.
But if he did join politics, he would ensure that there would be no place for those seeking material gain.
“Money-minded people will be shunned. So, I warn you now itself to stay away,” he had said.
Yesterday, BJP national secretary H Raja had said Rajinikanth is a “popular” personality and is welcome to join the saffron party.