If people start protesting for everything, Tamil Nadu will become a graveyard, says Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth said that the anti-social elements have become active in Tamil Nadu and praised late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for having kept them under control in her tenure.
Earlier on Tuesday, Superstar Rajinikanth had visited the injured people admitted in a government hospital in Thoothukudi and consoled them.
Speaking to reporters at the Chennai airport on his return from Thoothukudi, Rajinikanth stressed it was the anti-social elements who indulged in arson and violence in Thoothukudi during protests against a Sterlite factory that led to the death of 13 people in police firing.
"Tamil Nadu would turn into a graveyard if people start protesting on every issue," said actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Wednesday. He said the Thoothukudi protests turned violent only after police were attacked by anti-social elements.
According to him, as it happened during the Jallikattu demonstrations, miscreants infiltrated the movement in Thoothukudi where a peaceful protest was being organised against the Sterlite Copper smelter plant of Vedanta Ltd.
He also added that the anti-social elements have become active in Tamil Nadu and praised late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for having kept them under control in her tenure. Urging the state government to follow in Jayalalithaa's steps, he said if they fail to control the miscreants, the state will face a grave danger.