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Tamilnadu News

Superstars Rajini, Kamal heat up politics in Tamil Nadu

Covai Post Network

Chennai : Trailer of the political star wars is playing out in Tamil Nadu today – with Kamal Haasan taking a jibe at Rajinikanth. And Thalaivar promising to answer his jibe from the dias in a message to his fans from the stage provided by the MGR University.

Incidentally, their two films Rajikanth’s Kala and Kamal Haasan’s Viswaroopam 2 also clash in the box office.

But on the ground on Monday, Rajinikanth came under pressure after his fans erected huge posters and banners and buntings, in clear violation of Madras High Court directives against illegal hoardings.

Rajinikanth was invited by the MGR university to unveil MGR statue and the road leading to the university was drenched in huge posters and hoardings that earned the ire of social activists and the judiciary. But first to fire a salvo against Rajinikanth was Kamal Haasan who took a jibe at Rajinianth that “change must come from within.”

Incidentally, Rajinikanth spoke about systems failure in Tamil Nadu and how all things must be changed and for that only he was entering politics when he spoke to his fans on December 31 last year when he announced his entry into politics.

The hoardings and posters erected by the Maduravoyal Rajinikanth Forum and were in clear violation of rules and regulations.

Social activist Traffic Ramaswamy said he took thousands of pictures of the ugly defiance of the Madras High Court rulings and said he would appraise the court of the wrong doing and demanded action against all those responsible for the illegal hoardings.

Incidentally the Madras corporation told the high court that all illegal hoardings were removed. But on Monday Traffic Ramaswamy, who filed the petition on the illegal hoardings issue, told media persons that the ground reality is totally different to the picture presented by the authorities in the high court.

Rajikanth speaks of systems failure. He speaks about bringing out a change. That his politics will be different, but ironically, he is following the same old manner of publicity of the old political parties. “It is political rowdyism,” said Traffic Ramaswamy.

These banners are clearly in violation of rules and regulations and these illegal hoardings must be removed said Ramaswamy.

“It is sad that police does not act against illegal hoardings and posters,” Traffic Ramaswamy said.

In a letter to the chief justice of Madras High Court, Ramaswamy said even on February 24, the BJP erected posters during the 70th birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa on February 24.

They too did not have necessary permissions, he charged.

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