Rajinikanth's fans protest opposition to his political entry

Superstar Rajinikanth meeting fans in Chennai on Friday India Tv

K. Veeralakshmi, staged a protest near his residence condemning remarks made by Rajnikanth.

According to reports, more than r 25 protesters were arrested and detained under preventive custody. Speaking at an India Today TV event in New Delhi on Sunday, Shah responded to a query on the growing speculation surrounding the superstar's entry into politics. It does nothing for them. "That has to change", the actor had said on Friday.

When a television reporter asked Rajinikanth if he was joining politics, he said "no comment" and moved on.

Superstar Rajinikanth who is adored and respected by crores of his fans is under fire from pro-Tamil activists and organization.

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Chennai: Security has been tightened near Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth's Poes Garden residence in the city, following protests by a pro-Tamil outfit, which opposed his political plunge. I don't think he will join any national or regional party.

The protestors claimed that Tamil Nadu should be ruled only by the Tamils and being a Kannadiga, Rajinikanth should not come into the state politics. I grew up with you. He also added that he was "a pure Tamil" and that he has been in Tamil Nadu for more than forty years and spent just 23 years in the neighbouring state. "If I have to live anywhere in this world that will be in Tamil Nadu", he said.

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said he has very good relations with Rajinikanth. I meet him whenever I am in Chennai.

In the ensuing political developments, he backed the DMK-TMC (Tamil Maanila Congress, led by the late G K Moopanar) combine, which also cashed in on the severe anti-incumbency sentiments against the ruling AIADMK. "However, if he does join, which I will absolutely look forward to, I would like to tell him that BJP has an appropriate position for him", said Gadkari.

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