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TN Minister hits out at Rajinikanth

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani today took a dig at actor Rajinikanth for not raising his voice against those in for protesting against colleague Sathyaraj ahead of release of his recent film 'Baahubali.'.

Speaking to reporters here, he sought to know why Rajinikanth had not spoken up when a group of people in threatened to prevent the release of "Baahubali" featuring Sathyaraj in the cast and was now swearing by Tamil.

Last month, Kannada outfits had threatened to stall the film's April 27 release protesting alleged controversial remarks by Sathyaraj, who plays the role of Kattappa.

However, they withdrew the protest after the actor expressed regret over the comments made by him nine years ago during the row.

Joining issue with the actor on his remarks against the during his address to fans, Velumani said and order was well maintained in and added it was better than in other states in the country.

The remarks by Rajnikanth are not acceptable, he said.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 17:57 IST