‘Read Mahabharata Again’: Cong to Rajini on Krishna-Arjun Remark

PM Modi and Amit Shah were like Lord Krishna and Arjuna, Rajinikanth said on Sunday, 11 August during a book launch.

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Actor Rajinikanth with Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Congress in Tamil Nadu on Monday, 12 August took potshots at top film star Rajinikanth for likening Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah duo to Lord Krishna and Arjuna, asking him to read Mahabharat properly.

A day after the actor made the remark while appreciating Shah for scrapping Article 370, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President KS Alagiri said he did not expect such a reaction from him, saying that he was surprised by the superstar’s reaction.

States including those in the Norteast 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, he 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 and asked:

“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.”
KS Alagiri, President, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee

On Sunday, 11 August, Rajinikanth had congratulated the Union Home Minister for the Centre's initiative on Kashmir. Prime Minister Modi and Shah were like Lord Krishna and Arjuna, he 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.

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