Rajini only actor who has people’s support: Ponnar

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan

Chennai: Not everybody can become an MGR or a Jayalalithaa, Union Minister of State for Finance Pon Radhakrishnan has said.

The only actor who has the support of the people is Rajinikanth, he declared here today.

Radhakrishnan was reacting to actor Vijay giving a broad hint during the audio launch of his latest movie Sarkar on Sunday that he wished to enter politics.

Ponnar, speaking to reporters at the Chennai airport, said he will garland and welcome actor Vijay if he can name those who are corrupt. On Sunday, during the audio launch, Vijay had said if he became chief minister of Tamilnadu, he would eradicate corruption.

“Anyone from any field can enter politics. But their entry should not be based on the thought that every politician at present are fools or corrupt,” said the Minister.

Asked if Rajinikanth was supporting the BJP, he said, “Rajini has not launched his party yet, but he has a good image among the public. I do not know if he is working in favour of the BJP.”

NT Bureau