South Superstar Rajnikanth lauds Centre over scrapping of special status to given to Jammu and Kashmir and likened the duo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Krishna and Arjuna.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, was also present at the event, said that the removal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir will end terrorism and enable the progress of the region.
“I was firm that Article 370 should be removed…. after (scrapping) Article 370, terrorism in Kashmir will end and it will progress on the path of development,” he added.
“My heartfelt congratulations to Amit Shah for Mission Kashmir. Hats off.” Rajinikanth said, while speaking at the launch of a book in Chennai, while comparing the relationship between Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with that of Arjun and Krishna pair from the epic Mahabharata.
“We don’t know who is Krishna and who is Arjun. It is only they know (Modi and Shah).” rajnikanth said. The Krishna-Arjuna combination played a key role in the Pandavas by winning the Mahabharata battle against the Kauravas.
Besides Rajinikanth, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam who was also present at the book launch event, termed the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution as a ‘daring’ move by PM Modi and Shah.
“The abrogation of Article 370 was a long awaited measure, which was a key demand of late Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa way back in 1984”, Panneerselvam said.
“I am confident that this extremely significant politico-constitutional measure will not only strengthen the unity and integrity of India, but also reinforce federalism by placing all states on an equal footing”, Panneerselvam said while congratulating Modi and Shah