Do you want another Mahabharata, Owaisi asks Rajinikanth
The Tamil superstar is under fire again for his comparison of Modi, Amit Shah with Krishna and Arjuna.
Tamil superstar Rajnikanth's comparison of Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah with Krishna and Arjuna has provoked outrage in many quarters.
Rajni's remarks came during the book launch of Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu's work in Chennai. Interior Minister Amit Shah, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy, Deputy Chief Minister O. Pannirselvam, Ministers were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajinikanth said he knew Venkaiah Naidu well and that he was a spiritualist and had come into politics by mistake. Talking about Amit Shah, Rajini said, “Congratulations on Operation Kashmir. The manner in which you have handled this issue and the speech in Parliament is commendable.”
“Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah are like Krishna and Arjuna. Both of them know who is Krishna and who is Arjuna.”
Several political leaders condemned his comment. Tamil Nadu Congress Committee Chairman KS Alagiri said that comparing Amit Shah and Modi with the Krishna-Arjuna duo is not acceptable, and that he should reread the Mahabharata.
Hyderabad MP Assasudin Owaisi Bakrit also slammed Rajinikanth's remarks. "Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah have been compared to Krishna and Arjuna for the repeal of Article 370... Do you want another Mahabharata in this land?”
He accused the Indian government of making a third historical error in Kashmir. The first mistake was the arrest of Sheikh Abdullah in 1953, and the second mistake was the 1987 elections.
Owaisi said that the government wants the land of Kashmir, but not the people of Kashmir. It "only wants power and does not want justice."
[Autotranslated from Tamil]