Tamil Nadu Congress slams Rajinikanth after he likens Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo to Lord Krishna and Arjuna for revoking Article 370

  • Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president KS Alagiri said he did not expect such a reaction from Rajinikanth, adding, that he was surprised by it

  • Alagiri alleged that the reason for doing away with Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir was due to its 'Muslim majority status'

  • The Congress leader wanted to know if the actor toed the 'one kind of justice for Kashmir and another for other states, policy of Shah

Chennai: Congress in Tamil Nadu on Monday took potshots at top film star Rajinikanth for likening Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah duo to Lord Krishna and Arjuna and wanted him to read Mahabharat "properly".

Day after the actor made the remark while appreciating the home minister for scrapping Article 370, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president KS Alagiri said he did not expect such a reaction from him, adding, that he was surprised by it.

 Tamil Nadu Congress slams Rajinikanth after he likens Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo to Lord Krishna and Arjuna for revoking Article 370

File image of Rajnikanth. AFP

"States including those in the North East enjoyed special privileges like Kashmir did (previously)," he said in a statement and wanted to know why these were not scrapped by the Centre.

"The reason for doing away with Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir alone was due to its Muslim majority status," Alagiri alleged.

The Congress leader wanted to know if the actor toed the "one kind of justice for Kashmir and another for other states," policy of Shah.

"Modi and Shah combine are not Krishna and Arjuna," he said, adding, "How can those who snatched away the rights of crores of people could be Krishna and Arjuna? dear Mr Rajinikanth, please read Mahabharat again, please go through it again properly," he added.

On Sunday, the actor had congratulated the Union Home Minister for the Centre's initiative on Kashmir. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah were like Lord Krishna and Arjuna," Rajinikanth had said.

However, "we don't know who is Krishna and who is Arjuna," added the actor.

The Krishna-Arjuna combination is credited with playing a key role in the Pandavas winning the Mahabharata battle against the Kauravas.

Updated Date: Aug 13, 2019 09:09:18 IST