Rajinikanth: Tamil Nadu will become a graveyard if there are too many agitations

May 31, 2018, 08:37 IST | Agencies

A visibly aggressive Rajinikanth yesterday blamed anti-social elements for the violence during anti-Sterlite protests last week that resulted in 13 deaths in police firing, and warned Tamil Nadu will become a 'graveyard' if there were more protests

Rajinikanth. Pic/PTI
Rajinikanth. Pic/PTI

A visibly aggressive Rajinikanth yesterday blamed anti-social elements for the violence during anti-Sterlite protests last week that resulted in 13 deaths in police firing, and warned Tamil Nadu will become a 'graveyard' if there were too many agitations.

Speaking in Chennai on his return from Tuticorin, which witnessed violence on May 22, he said the "problem started" only after police came under attack from such anti-social elements. "Tamil Nadu will become a graveyard if there is a protest for everything," he said. Agitations often happen in the state, sometimes for "genuine reasons," he said, adding that people should be careful against being incited.

"The attack on the Collector's office and setting on fire (Sterlite) quarters was not done by the common people. Some anti-social elements infiltrated (the protesting locals). It is their handiwork," he said and expressed grief that 'this noble protest' had ended on a bloody note.

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