Chennai : The DMK Friday alleged that film star Rajinikanth was a puppet in the hands of “some persons” and was being supported by “communal” elements. The party’s mouthpiece questioned him on his recent statement about Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM), a pre-cursor forum to his political party, reports PTI.
In his communication to RMM members on Tuesday, the Tamil film superstar had said that he was committed to ushering in a change in the political horizon sans the trappings of money and lure of posts. He had also recalled his assertion last year that he will never allow those eyeing money and posts in his political innings and said it was not a mere rhetoric.
Posing questions to Rajinikanth in the name of an “innocent fan” of the popular star, DMK mouthpiece ‘Murasoli’ asked if the actor was not really behind posts as claimed by him, he should have then started a movement on the lines of rationalist leader, the late E V Ramasamy Periyar.
“Dear leader, if your assertion that posts was not a consideration in your political entry, why did you announce that (the party) will contest from all (234 Assembly) seats in the next polls,” the DMK said in its mouthpiece. “You could then as well launch a party like Periyar and strive steadfastly for its ideals,” the “innocent fan” asks. E V Ramasamy had led Dravidar Kazhagam, which aggressively promoted rationalism. The write-up was published in a question and answer format under the pseudonym ‘Silanthi,’ meaning spider in Tamil.
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