HMK slams Swamy for criticising Rajinikanth

By PTI Published on Jun 26, 2017 10:00 AM IST

Coimbatore: A pro-Hindu outfit has taken exception to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy reportedly questioning Rajinikanth's credentials to enter politics and said there was nothing wrong if the Superstar took the political plunge as he had the backing of lakhs of people.

'There was nothing wrong in Rajinikanth entering politics as he had the support of lakhs of people, Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) President Arjun Sampath, who recently met the actor in Chennai, told reporters here yesterday.

Also condemning Swamy for questioning Rajinikanth's educational background, he said people like late chief minister Kamaraj, with no higher education, had provided 'golden rule' in Tamil Nadu. Education or literacy were not a barometer to decide anyone's political entry, he said.

Referring to some reported charges levelled by Swamy against the actor, Sampath said the BJP leader should move a court if he has any evidence. If Swamy continued to make such remarks, HMK, in consultation with the Rajinikanth Fans Association, would file a defamation case against him, he added.

Rajinikanth has recently thrown more hints of taking the political plunge, saying he was discussing the prospects and would make an announcement once he finalised it.