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Am Tamil for 43 years, says Rajinikanth

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Chennai, May 19, 2017: Megastar Rajinikanth on Friday remained ambivalent on joining politics even as he insisted that he was very much a Tamil.

Responding to criticism that he was not a Tamil, Rajinikanth told his cheering fans: “I lived in Karnataka for 23 years and in Tamil Nadu for 43 years. Although I came as a Marathi from Karnataka, you people nurtured me, made me a true Tamilian.”

The versatile actor said he would take a decision on joining politics when the time comes.

Speaking on politics, Rajnikanth said there were good leaders but the system was corrupted.

“We have good leaders like (M.K.) Stalin, Anbumani (Ramadoss) and Seeman. But what do we do when the system is bad, democracy has deteriorated. This system needs to be changed and a change has to be brought in the minds of people, than only will the country flourish,” he said.

Addressing a large gathering on the last day of the interaction with fans, he said to thunderous applause: “I have my profession, my job. I have some responsibilities and you have your jobs. Go back to your places and do your job. Let’s meet when it’s time for (political) war.”

Earlier this week, he had said: “If it’s God’s will, I will join politics.”

Rajinikanth later tweeted:

On the career front, he is gearing up for the shoot of his next Tamil yet-untitled film with director Pa. Ranjith.

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PNB fraud case: Rahul attacks Modi asks, ‘where is the Chowkidar now?’

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked prime minister Narendra Modi over the back to back reports of frauds by renowned businessmen.
Stating Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi the Congress leader asked Narendra Modi, where is the Chowkidar who said ” Na Khaunga Na Khaane Dunga”.

Rahul Gandhi also questioned his silence over the PNB banking fraud. He said that the citizens are curious to hear from you.

Rahul also said,” your silence is telling whose faithful are you.”

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Hardik Patel may Campaign for Madhya Pradesh Assembly Polls

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Bhopal, Feb 19: Gujarat’s firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday dropped hints that he may campaign for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls and also stated his intent to work for the youth and farmers of the country. 

The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader came up with these remarks here during his one-day tour in the city, news agency IANS quoted.

When asked  about his campaign plans, Patel told the media: “There is no problem in doing good work and will continue doing so.”

He also took potshots at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre and in the state for its divisive politics.

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BJP announces candidates for UP, Bihar by-polls

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BJP(Bhartiya Janta Party) on Monday announced its candidates for Uttar Pradesh & Bihar By-Polls.

KS Patel and Upendra Shukla will be BJP’s candidate from Phoolpur and Gorakhpur assembly seat respectively.

Whereas Rinky Pandey & Pradeep Singh will be BJP ‘s candidates for Bhabua assembly and Araria Lok Sabha seat respectively.

The election commission has announced that the election of the four constituencies will be held on 11th March.

The by-elections in Uttar Pradesh were necessitated after Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister while Phulpur MP Keshav Prasad Maurya was appointed the Deputy Chief Minister.

Araria seat fell vacant after the death of Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Mohammad Taslimuddin.

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