Tamil Nadu farmers meet Rajinikanth, remind him of promise made in 2002

Rajinikanth had made the promise in 2002 amid a dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the sharing of Cauvery waters.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Tamil Nadu, Rajinikanth, Farmers protest Actor Rajinikanth with farmers in Chennai

Representatives of the National South Indian Rivers Inter-Linking Farmers Association on Sunday met actor Rajinikanth at his Poes Garden residence in Chennai to seek his support for their cause. The farmers also reminded him of a promise he had made in 2002 to donate Rs 1 crore for the cause.

Rajinikanth had made the promise amid a raging dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the sharing of Cauvery waters. While the superstar offered to handover the amount to them, the association leaders requested him to give the money directly to the Centre.

“We told him that he should give it to the Centre in order to boost the demand for interlinking of rivers. If somebody of Rajinikanth’s stature insists on interlinking, it would definitely help the cause,” The News Minute quoted association President P Iyyakannu as saying.

“We are confident that the superstar will help us. He even spoke to us about the protests that we held in the capital. He asked how we managed in an alien city. He knew about all the forms of agitation we had undertaken,” he added. The farmers in Tamil Nadu, under the leadership of Iyyakannu, launched an indefinite protest on June 8 for their charter of demands.

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  1. P
    Jun 18, 2017 at 8:51 pm
    And that fellow is yet to keep his promise? I am from BJP and strongly despise his unstable behaviour. We in BJP are the most intelligent species/race and there is no place for i d i o t s like Rajini in Brahmin Jokers Party. He can be considered just for recognizing we brahmins by marrying a Brahmin woman, and fathering two 1/2 Brahmin girls, and g fathering a few 1/4 brahmins.
    1. G
      Jun 18, 2017 at 10:56 pm
      - scapegoater troll
      1. D
        Jun 18, 2017 at 11:54 pm
        What a joker!!!! This in medical term is called delusions of g eur
        1. U
          Jun 19, 2017 at 5:36 am
          Proud Brahmin for what?!
        2. Jagdish Chandra
          Jun 18, 2017 at 6:59 pm
          What is pity that farmers or public of this nation have to give rouse call to Govt over arrest whopping menace shortage of water by Inter River Linking or conservation of monsoon rainy water or cloud-seeding. Of course, that is capable to solve the scarcity of jobs, may provide financial package to farmers plus job-security. Boost the food production, redress the tanking (slide) ground water (aquifer), support the ecological system, Which trigger the forestry which is at bank of collapse that revive the decline Monsoon patter which crucial factor for agriculture segment, may reduce dependency of Agri-sector at power as well as that reduce the whopping crisis of pollution, but all this needs Govt will. Successive Govt failed to cloak at this front, NDA dispensation is not far behind from it
          1. Sheik Mohamed
            Jun 18, 2017 at 4:32 pm
            Why as a person who belongs to Non Tamil region should fulfill his promise?
            1. S
              Sankaran Krishnan
              Jun 18, 2017 at 3:36 pm
              What is the point in reminding the promise he had given and once the offer was rejected and instead told him to donate to the Centre and that too after about 15 years of delay ??? If the same was done at that point of time and initiated the project might have been completed by this time . Anyhow let us see how Rajni handles this situation and how he proceeds with linking of rivers ???