Controversy

Flawed script: Rajinikanth's comments on Periyar's 1971 rally

Print edition : February 14, 2020

Rajinikanth. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

E.V. Ramasamy Periyar. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Actor Rajinikanth’s comments on an anti-superstition rally in 1971, organised by Periyar’s organisation, are criticised as part of a scripted move by the BJP which is desperately looking for a popular personality to help it secure a toehold in Tamil Nadu.
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