BJP leader Subramanian Swamy calls Rajinikanth illiterate, mocks his decision to join politics

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy mocked superstar Rajinikanth’s announcement on entering politics and dubbed him as illiterate.

Published: 31st December 2017 11:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2017 11:12 AM   |  A+A-

BJP leader and MP Subramanian Swamy (File | PTI)


NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday mocked superstar Rajinikanth’s announcement on entering politics and dubbed him as illiterate.

Speaking to ANI, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said, “One more film star is entering politics, so what is the fuss about? Maybe he has got good media managers. It is just a joke. He said he will announce the party later. He is a film star and he said he can eliminate corruption. Can film stars even eliminate corruption? What will he do for Tamil Nadu? He has no details or documents, he is illiterate”.

He added that it is only media hype as people of Tamil Nadu are intelligent enough to understand politics.

“Merely through media these film stars cannot do politics. Once he announces his party and puts anti-corruption issue in front, the truth will come out and he will run away. I don’t know if the BJP will support him but I will definitely oppose this,” Swamy asserted.

In a much-anticipated moment for all his fans and well-wishers, superstar Rajinikanth today confirmed his entry into politics, adding that he will be contesting in the next state assembly elections by forming a new party.

"My political entry is definite. This is a long-pending decision. I will feel guilty if I don't take this decision at least now. In next assembly elections, I will form a party and will contest all constituencies in Tamil Nadu," he said while addressing a gathering at the Sri Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam here.

Talking about the current state of politics, the 'Thalaiva' called for a complete change in the democratic system, and urged for a more honest and transparent system to emerge.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp