At the Mylapore rally, Haasan hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for suddenly becoming fond of Tamil language and Thirukural. “If you utter Thirukural with mistakes, you think Tamils will vote for you? We may give you marks,” he said, criticising the attempts to saffronise Thiruvalluvar with ‘kudimi’ and saffron robes. He also came down on chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy for calling himself as a farmer. “I will accept, you came from a poor family. But you have amassed wealth that you are not worthy of,” he said, asking the people not to vote taking money.