As Rajinikanth effigies burn in Tamil Nadu, fans retaliate

Camille Rivera
May 30, 2017

Taking this notion further, Swamy vehemently opposed the entry of cinema stars on the whole into politics, adding that the existing faces have hindered the development of the state.

Rajinikanth's Kannada origins are often a focal point of discussion in Tamil Nadu, with pro-Tamil groups raising the pitch whenever the Cauvery river water sharing dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka escalates. These days his every word is being scrutinised for clues whether the 66-year-old will indeed join politics and which political party he may ally with.

One of India's biggest stars, Rajinikanth is adored by his millions of fans.

Rajinikanth has been in the news for hinting on a political journey.

A senior BJP state leader has even said that if the actor joins the party, "it will be strengthened".

Recently, there were speculations of him joining the political world after his speech to fans calling for changing "the system" and preparing for a "war" set off a fierce political debate.

Rajinikath is regarded as Thalaivar and is highly respected by his fans and people in Tamil Nadu.

Security has been tightened around actor Rajinikanth's house at Poes Garden here after a pro-Tamil outfit conducted an agitation opposing his entry into politics. I grew up with you. You have been truly loving and welcoming and made me a true Tamilian.

Rajinikanth has a standing invitation from the BJP to join politics, and the party. " Rajnikanth has maintained contact with the BJP for a long time, but never political, " said senior BJP leader from Tamil Nadu and Rajya Sabha member L Ganesan.

"Even God can't save Tamil Nadu" if AIADMK was elected again, he said.

Earlier this week, Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam had burnt effigies of Rajinikanth in Gandhipuram, at Coimbatore city after the actor urged his fans to be ready for the "war"(political entry). Let him tell us where he stands on issues of the common people, only then can he enter politics.

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