A cautious DMK president MK Stalin, who has the compulsion to defend his party’s ideological parent organisation of Dravidar Kazhagam, exercised restraint and advised his friend Rajinikanth to think before he speaks about Periyar. “He is not a politician.
Joining the issue, Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam leader Kolathur S Mani said Rajini has revealed his political colour. “The statement shows that he will make a good BJP member. His political colour stands exposed,” he added.
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth got support from BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy. “For a change I am on the side of Rajinikanth on the EVR Naicker 1971 rally,” he tweeted.
HC moved seeking registration of case against Rajini
The DVK has moved the Madras High Court seeking for a direction to the inspector of Triplicane police to register a case against actor Rajinikanth for his speech regarding a 1971 incident involving Dravidian ideologist Periyar.
DVK secretary Umapathy has submitted that Rajinikanth with an intention to score political mileage and to gather support from a particular community people, has made false and provocative statements as if in 1971 Periyar had conducted a rally at Salem taking out undressed images of Lord Sri Ramachandra Moorthy and Sita with the garland of sandals insulting the believers of Rama and Sita.
He further submitted that Rajinikanth has made such false statements to promote enmity among people in the name of religion, while Periyar had conducted the conference for abolishing superstition.
The petitioner on noting that after hearing Rajinikanth’s statement, he had preferred a complaint with the Triplicane police seeking to register a case and act against him for intentionally trying to provoke violence in the name of religion. But, the Triplicane police is yet to even issue a CSR for the complaint given by the party, Umapathy said.