CHENNAI: Reacting to the demand made by certain organisations to ban IPL matches from being held in Chennai, noted film actor Rajinikanth on Sunday demanded the players of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to wear black bands so that the message of Cauvery protests could reach the concerned persons.
When Tamil Nadu had been fighting for Cauvery water, it was not fair to celebrate IPL matches; it was good if the matches were stopped, he observed while talking to reporters outside his residence before heading to the Kollywood’s stir for Cauvery water.
He added, “If the matches are not stopped, the Chennai (CSK) team should wear black bands. The BCCI and the proprietors of CSK must allow the players to do so.”
Rajinikanth also appealed the students and youngsters, who visit to watch the matches, wear black arm bands.
Referring to the Cauvery issue, the actor-turned-politician demanded the Centre and the Prime Minister to constitute CMB as soon as possible or might earn the wrath of Tamil people as it was their rightful demand.
Supporting the stir for closing down Sterlite Copper plant as it had been causing damage the environment, he said only the factories that abide by the laws governing protection of land, water and air must be allowed to be run.
“I don’t consider Kamal my enemy. My enemies are poverty, unemployment, corruption and the miseries of the poor,” he said when replying to a question on Kamal’s statement that he would taken on Rajinikanth if practiced spiritual politics.