Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam has condemned superstar Rajnikanth for saying that Edappadi K Palaniswami would not even have dreamt that he would become the Chief Minister and his becoming CM of TN was a miracle.
Speaking to reporters at the Chennai airport on Monday night, Panneerselvam, who returned from an official trip to the US, said, “What Rajinikanth said was wrong. I strongly condemn the actor for his remarks.”
A couple of State Ministers have also slammed Rajinikanth. Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said, “Rajini may believe in luck and miracles. His prediction of a future miracle will surely happen and that is, the return of our AIADMK to power in the 2021 elections.”
Speaking at a concert by maestro Ilayaraja to mark the birthday of Makkal Needhi Maiam founder-president Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth said, “When EPS became the CM, many said the government would not continue for even four-five months. But it is continuing.”
He said: “Ninety-nine percent people had predicted his government would not last. First, they said 10 days at the most, then they said one month, then four-five months. But the miracle continues even till this day overcoming all the obstacles.”